Chef Carmen Rodriguez at Worth Our Weight Visiting Chef Dinner!
Reservoir-Palm Springs executive chef, Carmen Rodriguez, joined Reservoir in June 2016 after a stint at the Miramonte Resort & Spa in Indian Wells. "What Im known for is the global Latin flair of fusing different cuisines together," he says. "But more than anything else, I fuse cultures together. I look at the history of the dish and when I find commonality between an Asian dish and a Latin dish, I put them together."
Rodriguez has been involved with food his entire life. He's originally from Chicago, but every summer hed travel with his family who were migrant workers. "My mother and my grandmother would carry me around in the fields throughout the United StatesCalifornia, Washington, Oregon, Texas, wherever there was work, we would go. I learned to cook from my grandmother, my mom, and my great grandmother. We would take seconds, and make great things out of it."
"My philosophy on food starts with what I was taught by my great grandmother and grandmother, everyone I worked with in the field, and in my whole career. I first heard this saying when I was six years old from my grandmother: 'With love and respect in your heart, youre always going to have happiness in your life.'
As an extension of that philosophy, Rodriguez works with the organization Worth our Weight (WOW) in Santa Rosa, California where disadvantaged youths apprentice in a culinary and food service training program. He also works with charities in Santa Fe, Baja, and India. "I was one of those kids at one point in my life and I really wanted to go back and help them," he says.
Join us for this unique opportunity to enjoy Chef Carmen Rodriguez' cuisine, right here at Worth Our Weight!
(No refunds available one week before event)
Worth Our Weight Cafe (View)
1021 Hahman Drive
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
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