Message from SVREP President Antonio Gonzalez

Message from SVREP President Antonio Gonzalez

Celebrate SVREP's 40th Anniversary at Sabor de las Americas. Help Mobilize the Latino Vote in 2014!

SVREP is proud to continue this one of a kind culinary experience celebrating the best of distinct cuisines of Latin American inspiration. Sabor de las Americas/Taste of the Americas is a competition among Latino-themed restaurants from the greater Los Angeles area.

2014 Sabor de las Americas Finalists
SVREP's 40th Anniversary Benefit
Thursday, July 17th, 6:00p.m.-9:00p.m.
LA River Center

Chef/Owner Jorge Chang
El Rocoto Peruvian Restaurant

Chef Jeremiah Figueroa
Huntington Park

Chef Oscar Aguallo
Yoli’s Mexican Kitchen

The 2014 Finalists for SVREP's Sabor Competition came from a group of 48 nominated restaurants/chefs from the greater Los Angeles-area.

Based the public’s scores, seven "semifinalists" restaurants were announced on June 6, 2014. The seven Semifinalists were visited by Sabor Mystery Judges in June. From there, two were chosen for the final contest against 2013 Premio Cua Winner Jorge Chan of El Rocoto on Thursday, July 17, 2014!

The winning Chef will be chosen at SVREP's 40th Annual Benefit on Thursday, July 17, 2014 and will receive prizes, contracts and the vaunted Premio Cua Title for 1 year!

Contact Francisco Negrete at 323-205-2190 or if you have any questions.


Two semifinalists will be selected by SVREP Mystery judges by June 30 to complete against Chef Jorge Chan of El Rocoto - 2013's Sabor Premio Cua Winner. The three will provide a 12 course tasting menu for your delight on Thursday, July 17, 2014. Reserve your tickets now!


Last year’s finalists were a combination of Mexican and Peruvian fair. With Juan’s Mexican Restaurant of Baldwin Park, Zumayas’ Mexican Grill & Cantina of Whittier and El Recoto Peruvian Restaurant of Gardena competing for the top spot.

All three competitors served 4 courses each to a sold out house of hungry yet critical foodie guests. After much deliberation amongst celebrity judges Chef Jorge Chan of El Rocoto took home the trophy and the Premio Cua prize with his

Two competing semifinalists will cook-off at SVREP’s Sabor de las Americas annual benefit on July 17th, 2014 against last years 1st Place Winner Chef Jorge Chan of El Rocoto Peruvian Restaurant at the Los Angeles River Center from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

The two finalists and Chef Jorge Chan will provide fine cuisine consisting of a 12 course tasting menu to 250 SVREP donors/supporters and be judged by a distinguished group of aficionados.

The winner will receive the "El Premio Cua" trophy (Nahuatl and Spanish for Cook's Award) for 2014, $2,500, and SVREP’s catering for a year. The 2nd and 3rd place finishers will receive $1000 and $500 respectively. Recipes from all finalists will be included is SVREP’s upcoming Sabor de las