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Alta Cocina

Instituto's 40th Anniversary:
Honoring our Past, Building our Future
Join us for an evening to remember in celebration of Instituto’s 40th Anniversary! The seventh annual Alta Cocina: A Spring Chef’s Gala will honor Chicago’s finest Latino chefs including live tasting stations and an exciting dinner, program, and live auction. Join 650 of Chicago's philanthropic, corporate, and community leaders to celebrate and support Instituto’s nationally recognized 40 years of service in Chicago’s Latino community as it honors it’s past and builds the foundation for the future.
March 25, 2017
221 N. Columbus Avenue
Tasting Reception: 7:00 - 8:00pm
Dinner, Program, and Live Auction: 8:00 - 10:00pm
Instituto Spirit Awardees
Jorge Cazares Alejandra Garza
Pugh, Jones & Johnson AGG Consulting
Alta Cocina Awardee 
Chef Alfonso Sotelo
5 Rabanitos
Featured Chefs and Mixologist
Chef Dudley Nieto, Rojo Gusano
Luis Rodriguez, Mixologist, Carnivale
Chef Clementina Flores and Chef Juan Carlos Tello, Sol de Mexico
Chef Jonathan Zaragoza, Birrieria Zaragoza
Emcee: Enrique Rodriguez, Anchor and Reporter at Univision
Auctioneer Extraordinaire: Victoria Pineda, Apex Auctions
For more information about Alta Cocina, contact Shannon Ghere in Instituto's Development Department, 773-890-0055,
Check out photos from Alta Cocina 2016!
Thank You to our Sponsors!