Chef Rosie Cooks for President, Vincente Fox
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Chef Rosie O’Connor is a native Californian, carries the spirit of Mexico in her heart. The culinary expert was recently part of an expedition to Mexico, hosted by Chef Latinos, an organization directed by Antonio Alcarez.
The Chef Latinos Guanajuato Festival Gastronomico was held in the home of the former president, Vicente Fox’s hometown, Hacienda San Cristóbal de León in Guanajuato, Mexico. The event featured 18 chefs from across Latin America and California and included Chef Rosie O’Connor, the executive chef, and operator of Sun City’s Provecho Grill.
Chef Rosie had always dreamed of cooking for a president and finally realized that achievement at the November 9th event hosted by Chefs Latinos.
After being asked to prepare a special dish for former President Vincente Fox, Chef Rosie decided on a shrimp soup prepared in the regional style of Tuxpan, Veracruz.
After tasting the dish, Former President Fox complimented Chef Rosie on her dedication to her craft, stating, “Your father would be proud,” and “Though you live in California, your heart is from Mexico.”
Shrimp Soup from Tuxpan, Veracruz
When asked about her choice of which dish she prepared for the president, Chef Rosie is quoted as saying:
“I wanted to make a dish that represented a region in Mexico and put my spin on it. I am an American born chef who specializes in Mexican cuisine. I wanted to honor him by making something different than a mole or something general. I made a typical shrimp soup from Tuxpan, Veracruz. I made the base with honda shi & guajillo chile and topped it with Tobiko (flying fish eggs) tortilla chips, & pozole. I poured my heart into that dish. I made it a few times at my restaurant before making it for him.”
Chef Rosie Joins Chefs Latinos in Mexico
Chef Rosie’s commitment to quality and perfection is an inspiration for anyone that might choose to pick up a knife or skillet. Chefs Latinos Director, Antonio Alcaraz, also chimed in on the importance of Chef Rosie’s participation:
“We will achieve many great things with Chef Latinos. Chef Rosie’s story will travel the world and inspire many women, as she already does. Thank you for being part of this beautiful project.”
Former President Fox was delighted at the turnout and spoke highly of Chef Rosie and all of the other culinary experts that participated:
“What stands out to me is not only the extraordinary cuisine we enjoyed today, but the quality of your personalities, your ability to spread joy, and the excellent feelings that food can bring to people.”
Rosie O’Connor is the executive chef at Provecho Grill located at:
26862 Cherry Hills Blvd, Sun City, CA 92586
Visit Provecho Grill today for a meal fit for a president!
Chef Rosie is the award-winning Chef-Owner of Provecho Grill and a two-time winner of the SoCal Chef Open. As a chef and TV personality, she has appeared on Food Network’s Supermarket Stakeout (2019) and The Cooking Channel’s Farmer’s Market Flip (2017).
Chef Rosie is also a contributing columnist for Menifee Buzz and Valley News, recounting her culinary adventures to thousands of readers each week. Through her blog, culinary tours of Mexico, and food & wine events, Chef Rosie leads her readers and guests on an exploration of Mexican cuisine and culture.