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El Pollo Loco Calls for Long Overdue Recognition of Hispanic Culinary Talent with Hispanic Heritage Month For Your Consideration Campaign

El Pollo Loco Calls for Long Overdue Recognition of Hispanic Culinary Talent with Hispanic Heritage Month For Your Consideration Campaign


The Hispanic community is an indispensable part of America’s food scene, holding nearly 30% of U.S. restaurant and foodservice occupations1 and accounting for nearly 23% of the country’s executive chefs2 and 18% of its restaurant owners.3 Despite this, they have been overwhelmingly excluded from culinary conversation and recognition. As of 2018, only 2.4% of all nominees for the James Beard Foundation’s Best Chef and Outstanding Chef award categories have been Hispanic.4 And in California, where Mexican food is ranked as the most popular ethnic cuisine,5 only one Mexican restaurant was included in the Michelin Guide’s 2019 list of best restaurants in the state.6



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