Seven Local Chefs Collaborate on a Dinner


Conselva: Coasts and Communities is a local non-profit, founded in 2008, dedicated to preserving the natural heritage of Sinaloa. You won’t want to miss the fundraising dinner they are hosting on Tuesday April 14th, at El Presidio (1511 Niños Héroes), that will bring together seven of the best chefs in Mazatlán—Mariana Gomez Rubio from Pedro y Lola; Julián Portugal, from El Parador; Luis and Ignacio Osuna, from Grupo Panamá; Héctor Peniche, from Hector´s Bistro; Diego Becerra, from El Presidio; and Marino Miranda, from Pueblo Bonito. The chefs will delight us with a once-in-a-lifetime gastronomic adventure that will also help us protect Sinaloa’s biodiversity, ancestral cultures, and sources of water.

The state of Sinaloa is blessed with natural riches in its dry tropical jungles that are quite possibly even better than those of Costa Rica. In addition to their beauty, the western Sierra Madres bring us fresh water, and we have species of flora and fauna that are not found anywhere else in the world—the result of millions of years of evolution.

Conselva is dedicated to conserving the jungles and coasts of northwestern Mexico, and to the sustainable development of its rural communities. It is comprised of academics from the Center for Research on Food and Development, the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, and the Secretary of Agriculture, Cattle, and Fisheries. Conselva has worked in the communities of Guásima and Concordia, Sinaloa for over six years, and together with those local communities was able to obtain Protected Area status for the region from CONANP (National Commission of Protected Natural Areas).

The dinner on April 14th will support Conselva projects that have successfully implemented models of conservation and rural sustainable tourism in four agricultural areas. Everyone is invited to attend this event, to enjoy the culinary delights, support this initiative to sustainably support our jungles, and to learn a bit about the biodiversity of our region.

Tickets are 1000 pesos/person and are available at Restaurant El Presidio, ask for Beatriz, tel 910-2615. You can call Conselva for more information, in English or Spanish, at 669 668 0911, or via cell phone, 669 146 4315.

About Dianne Hofner Saphiere

There are loads of talented people in this gorgeous world of ours. We all have a unique contribution to make, and if we collaborate, I am confident we have all the pieces we need to solve any problem we face. I have been an intercultural organizational effectiveness consultant since 1979, working primarily with for-profit multinational corporations. I lived and worked in Japan in the late 70s through the 80s, and currently live in and work from México, where with a wonderful partner we've raised a bicultural, global-minded son. I have worked with organizations and people from over 100 nations in my career. What's your story?

3 thoughts on “Seven Local Chefs Collaborate on a Dinner

    • It’s wonderful to hear from you, Steve! I treasure those photos I get each year of the reunions. You all look great! It’s so expensive and time-consuming for me to get from Mexico to Japan, that I haven’t been back now in quite a few years. I am planning to return in September, as an association I founded is celebrating its 30th anniversary! Any chance we can all do a reunion then??? 😉

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