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Kendall College and PRO ECUADOR celebrate “Ecuadorian Week” on campus with Gastronomy Demo

Chef Carlos Gallardo will demonstrate recipes of Ecuadorian origin

Chicago—July 16th, 2014— During the week of July 21st, Kendall College and PRO ECUADOR will transform Kendall’s campus into an Ecuadorian themed hot spot, with an Ecuadorian Gastronomy Demo, a VIP dinner with Ecuador Ambassador Nathalie Cely Suárez, and Ecuadorian themed menus in the school’s cafeteria.

“We’re thrilled to be partners with PRO ECUADOR to bring this unique experience to our campus and our students,” says Kendall College President Emily Williams Knight. “Bringing a rich, cultural experience to our campus is what Kendall is all about and that’s reflected in our growing number of international students.”

Chef Carlos Gallardo, along with six other instructors and several students from Kendall’s sister school, Universidad de Las Americas in Quito, Ecuador, will headline the events of the week with a demonstration of recipes of Ecuadorian origin. Guests of the event will sample the recipes and participate in a question and answer session with the chefs to discuss how they will be able to incorporate these influences into the kitchen.

Our goal is twofold: to promote the greatness and excellence of Ecuadorian gastronomy and to raise awareness about our beautiful Ecuador, the most megadiverse country in the planet, and the Week of Ecuador will provide the best platform to accomplish them both,” said Trade Commissioner of Ecuador in Chicago, Borys Mejia.