Local celebrity chefs Chef Pepin and Minerva Vazquez are bringing their cooking skills and personality to Calle Ocho Festival kick-off events at Winn-Dixie stores Saturday, Feb. 21, Sunday, Feb. 22, Saturday, Feb. 28 and Saturday, March 7.
Shoppers will enjoy special cooking demonstrations by Chef Pepin of easy-to-prepare Kraft Food recipes such as mock mimosas, dog on Ritz and caramel-nut marshmallow pops. His appears will be:
- Feb. 21: 1630 W 49 St., Hialeah, FL, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Feb. 22: 3701 NW 7 St., Miami, FL, 11 a.m to 2 p.m.
Chef Vazquez will prepare sangria punch, bacon poblano and cheese mini empanadas and JELL-O and Oreo cake pops. Her appearances are:
- Feb. 28: 3275 SW 22 St., Miami, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- March 7: 18300 SW 137 Ave., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
In addition to the cooking demonstrations, there will also be a variety of food sampling stations, Coca-Cola samplings and giveaways.