August 07, 2012

Latin Burger & Taco Wins Round One Of Whole Foods Market


Round Two set for Thursday, August 9, 2012

WHO/WHAT: Local food truck chefs are heating things up this summer during the annual Fill the Grill chef cook-off at Whole Foods Market – Coral Gables. The first round took place last week and the battle continues this Thursday, August 9, 2012, with round two as Alfredo Montero (Mr. Good Stuff) goes up against Eileen Andrade (CUBANCUBE). The rules remain the same – chefs have $20 and 20 minutes to speed shop the store for ingredients; then, they have an additional 20 minutes to prepare a delicious, affordable and creative summer meal using only a grill. A panel of judges will determine which chef moves on to the next round.

Foodies, grilling aficionados and food truck lovers came out to watch round one of the Fill the Grill challenge on August 2, 2012. Famed food truck chefs Jim Heins (Latin Burger & Taco) and Robyn Almodovar (The Palate Party) competed against each other for a spot in the finals. In the end, Jim Heins was crowned the winner. Although Heins won’t be available to compete in the finals, his sous chef, Shaun Henry, will be there to represent Latin Burger & Taco.

WHEN/WHERE: Thursday, August 9: Alfredo Montero of Mr. Good Stuff vs. Eileen Andrade of CUBANCUBE

Thursday, August 16: Shaun Henry of Latin Burger & Taco vs. the winner of round two face-off in the finals

All challenges will begin at 6:00 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

Whole Foods Market – Coral Gables

6701 Red Road Coral Gables, FL 33143

Telephone: (305) 421-9421.

About Whole Foods Market®

Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market (, NASDAQ: WFM), is the leading natural and organic food retailer. As America’s first national certified organic grocer, Whole Foods Market was named “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store” by Health magazine. The company’s motto, “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet”™ captures its mission to ensure customer satisfaction and health, Team Member excellence and happiness, enhanced shareholder value, community support and environmental improvement. Thanks to the company’s more than 64,000 Team Members, Whole Foods Market has been ranked as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America by FORTUNE magazine for 15 consecutive years. In fiscal year 2011, the company had sales of more than $10 billion and currently has more than 315 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

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