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In the SoFAB Kitchen with Chef Melissa Araujo

  • Southern Food & Beverage Museum 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard New Orleans, LA, 70113 United States (map)

Join SoFAB to explore the flavors of Honduras through a delightful cooking demonstration with Chef Melissa Araujo. Born in La Ceiba, Atlatidad, a small beach town on the Atlantic coast of Honduras, Chef Araujo pays tribute to her grandmother's cooking through her life's work.

Demonstration begins at 2 PM in the Rouses Culinary Innovation Center by Jenn-Air, samples are first come first serve. Free with museum admission.

About the Chef

Melissa Araujo founded Alma in 2015 as a pop-up, paying tribute to her grandmother's cooking and her heritage. Melissa is also the executive chef / owner of Saveur Catering LLC

"I had no choice but to fall in love with food. I grew up with a family, and food was the center of everything. My mother, Angeolina Araujo, is Sicilian-Italian, and my father, Oscar Araujo, is Honduras-Maya with Portuguese. The family table was the center of everything in my house. I was a locavore by birthright, and my early immersion in fresh, local, seasonal ingredients has informed and influenced my culinary philosophy. I love to cook and especially love to feed people with the best possible ingredients I can find. I love to re-create the story people share with me with the food I cook."

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