Personalities 2017-07-25T02:29:29+00:00


Chef Katsuji Tanabe, Mexikosher/Partnering with Galaxy Taco 

“When I first heard about East LA Meets Napa, I knew nothing about this event or the high quality of the event. To my surprise, AltaMed has been hosting it for many years and I had the opportunity in 2016 to be invited as one of the Celebrity International Chefs, marking an important point in my career. As an immigrant to this country, it is an honor and fills me with pride to see the quality and love that AltaMed puts into this event; representing the Latino community in California. For me personally, it is nice to see the image of tacos and beers (which by the way, I love), has changed and presents a different reality in which Latino food and wine are at the same level of other cultures. I look forward to the event next year, as we continue to break the stereotypes that some have of the Latino culture. Thank you very much AltaMed for the opportunity.”

Read Chef Katsuji’s full bio here

Restaurants & Chefs

Chef Denise Portillo
Forkin Good Cafe

Leo Razo
Villa Roma

Bistro Provincia
Manuel “Manny” Diaz

El Chef Amateco
Chef Wilbert Martinez

Del Frisco’s Grille
Chef: Sarah Daniels

Galaxy Taco
Chef Christine Rivera featuring Chef Katsuji Tanabe

Kaito Sushi
Chef Beto “Ty” Ygei

La Cocina Secreta
Chef Daniella de la Puente

La Huasteca LA
Chef Alejandro Ochoa

La Mestiza
Chef Sandra Vasquez

La Rinconada
Chef Raúl Sánchez and Restaurateur Jose Trujillo

Made for Chefs Catering
Chef David Fuerte

Chef Rocio Camacho
Rocio’s Mexican Kitchen

The Knotted Apron
Chef George Caldera

The Maincourse Restaurant 
Chef Mario Medina

Panxa Cocina
Chef Arthur Gonzalez

Roe Seafood
Chef Arthur Gonzalez

Chago Tortas Ahogadas
Chef Santiago “Chago” Laguna

Ricardo’s Place
Chef Ricardo Beas

SOL Cocina
Chef Deborah Schneider

Vintners & Liquors

L.A Cetto Winery