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On Stage LIVE at TRA Marketplace!

Chef Johnny Hernandez and Chef Hugo Ortega will join us at TRA Marketplace for a dynamic conversation not to be missed.


Join these two award-winning and well-respected Texas chefs for an in depth conversation on food, family, culture, and our industry. Chefs Johnny and Hugo will discuss how they each find inspiration and translate that into infectious loyalty and culture within each of their businesses and restaurants. We'll also hear about their commitment to their communities and the friendly competition of food between San Antonio, where Chef Johnny Hernandez calls home, and Houston, where Chef Hugo Ortega lives.

Chef Johnny Hernandez is a celebrated chef, entrepreneur, and founder and President of Grupo La Gloria and True Flavors Inc. He is one of the premier Mexican cuisine chefs in the United States and a recognized authority on Mexican cuisine and culture.

Chef Hugo Ortega, the winner of Best Chef: Southwest at the prestigious 2017 James Beard Foundation Awards started with very humble beginnings but is now considered a premier Mexican/Latino chef. Hugo was raised in Mexico City and Puebla, Mexico, and learned his love of cooking from his mother and grandmother, a revered mole maker.

You won't want to miss this lively conversation!

Keynote Conversation: Johnny Hernandez & Hugo Ortega

Monday, July 16, 2018

1 – 2 pm

Big Bend Big Ideas Stage, presented by Texas Mutual


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