Events / Greens

JBF Greens Los Angeles x Guelaguetza

Thu, September 28, 2023

6:30 PM
Price: $100 Click Here for Tickets

Reception   6:30 P.M. PT
Dinner         7:00 P.M. PT

The James Beard Foundation is thrilled to announce that JBF Greens—events for food lovers under 40—is expanding nationally! This series will highlight delicious food and drink across the country, while showcasing chefs and operators making meaningful change within their communities. For the first-ever Greens Los Angeles event, JBF is shining a spotlight on the recipient of the 2015 America’s Classic Award winner: Guelaguetza
Founded by Fernando Lopez and Maria de Jesus in 1994, Guelaguetza is now run by their children: Bricia Lopez, Paulina Lopez-Velazquez, and Fernando Lopez Jr. Over the course of nearly 30 years, the Lopez family has propelled Oaxacan cuisine to the forefront of America’s culinary conversation and advocated for Oaxacan culture in Los Angeles. 
For the occasion, the talented team at Guelaguetza will prepare a vibrant family-style feast that highlights their family recipes and reflects the richness of Oaxacan traditions.  

*70% of your ticket price will go directly to the host chef to support their business while 30% will go towards the Foundation’s national programming that is rooted in advocacy, racial equity, sustainability, and women’s leadership for the culinary industry.  

All reservations are non-refundable and must be made in advance. Should the event(s) be cancelled due to any unforeseen circumstances, including COVID-19, The James Beard Foundation will offer options including ticket exchanges, use of tickets for future events, and option to donate tickets. 

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Welcome Beverages

Mezcal Sparkler > Los Ocotales Mezcal Madrecuishe with Grapefruit and Bitters 
Casa de Piedra Espuma de Piedra EP+BB NV 
Casa de Piedra Piedra de Sol 2022   


Taco de Papa con Rajas > Fingerling Potato Tacos with Sweet Corn,Rajas, Pickled Onions, and Salsa Seca   
Contains: alliums; vegan   
L.A. Michelada with Rubia Fuerte Blonde Ale 

Carne Asada and Chicken Barbacoa > Marinated Flanken Beef with Barbacoa-Style Chicken Thighs  
Contains: alliums

Casa de Piedra Vino de Piedra 2019


Frijolon con Nopales > Oaxaca Heirloom Black Beans with Cured Cactus Paddles   
Contains: alliums; vegan  
Arroz Rojo > Mexican Red Rice 
Contains: alliums; vegetarian   
Handmade Heirloom Corn Tortillas   
Grilled Spring Onions with Cactus Paddles  
Contains: alliums  
Flour Tortillas   
Contains: gluten  
Mole Negro Guelaguetza > Black Mole   
Contains: nuts; vegetarian  

Paletas Oaxaqueñas > Assorted Oaxacan Popsicles   
May contain milk 

Carajillo > Lola Mezcal with Licor 43, Café de Olla Cold Brew, and Oaxacan Chocolate 

Menu is subject to change. Please note that due to the nature of this event, we are not able to accommodate dietary restrictions. We appreciate your understanding and support of this policy. 




Presenting Sponsor

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Hosted By

Official James Beard Foundation Partners

National Greens Sponsor

Event Donors


Related Info

Learn more about JBF Greens.

Learn more about Guelaguetza.

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