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WELCOME TO YOUR
CHEFINAR EXPERIENCE

We’re so excited to host you! Please prepare for your Frijoles Con Chochoyotes Experience with Chef Eduardo Ruiz by following the steps below. If you have any questions along the way, just ask!

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1. MEET YOUR CHEF

Eduardo Ruiz

Eddie grew up helping his family in the kitchen at every opportunity. He’s now the director of tacos and co-founder of L.A.’s Chicas Tacos, named one of Jonathan Gold’s Best Mexican Restaurants. He’s also the culinary and beverage director for BLVD Companies where he oversees concepting, menu development, and operations for all internal and external ventures. Eddie’s been featured on Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown for his influence on the modern Mexican scene in Los Angeles.

  • Jonathan Gold’s Los Angeles Times 101 Best List
  • Zagat Los Angeles 30Under30
  • James Beard Semi-Finalist Rising Star Chef of the Year
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2. PREPARE YOUR TOOLS

  • Two small stock pots
  • Cutting board
  • Sharp knife
  • Wooden spoon
  • Large bowl
  • Rolling pin
  • Blender (optional)
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3. PREPARE YOUR INGREDIENTS

If they haven’t already, the ingredients for your Frijoles Con Chochoyotes will arrive soon. When they do, please refrigerate and keep them safe (i.e. away from hungry teenagers!)

In addition to the ingredients in your delivery, you’ll also need to prepare a couple of pantry staples, including:

  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Fresh herbs, like rosemary or thyme (completely optional)

For those who did not opt for ingredient delivery, here’s the full list of ingredients to prep.

  • 2 cans pinto beans , 15.5oz size (included in ingredient box)
  • 1 onion (included in ingredient box)
  • 1 head garlic (included in ingredient box)
  • 1 chili Chile Ancho (included in ingredient box)
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste (included in ingredient box)
  • 3 cups water, or broth of your choice (included in ingredient box)
  • 1 cup corn masa, dried (included in ingredient box)
  • 4 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt
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4. DOWNLOAD ZOOM

Please download the Zoom app on your desktop (not your phone). This will ensure a quality experience for you!

For a more interactive event, we encourage all guests to turn their video on during the experience.

Download Zoom

YOU’RE ALL SET!

THE DAY BEFORE YOUR EXPERIENCE WE’LL SEND THE EVENT LINK TO YOUR INBOX. In the meantime, CHECK OUT OUR VIRTUAL ETIQUETTE TIPs or KITCHEN games.  

(Yeah, we’d choose the games too.)

VIRTUAL ETIQUETTE

Prepare your spaceMake sure you have a strong internet connection with little background noise if possible.

Mute yourself when not speakingThis will eliminate background noise (like sizzling pans!) that makes it difficult for others to hear the speaker.

Be sure to come preparedCome with ingredients and supplies ready! Set yourself up in the kitchen where you have ample counter space and access to a sink.

Please come 10 minutes earlyThis way we can get to know each other and start right on time!

KITCHEN GAMES

Amplify your experience with these extracurricular activities!

Pour yourself a glass of wine – Sometimes cooking is more fun with light refreshment in hand. Pair it perfectly to your dish with this helpful chart.

Brush up on your kitchen jargon.

Or check out these hilarious food memes!

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One last thing!

Kickstart your cooking experience with a cocktail. Download the Avital Cocktail Guide for recipes, history, trivia, glassware highlights, and more.