To promote and disseminate the Peruvian cuisine in New York by encouraging people of other nationalities to gain exposure to Peruvian culture and food. Not only do we accomplish this through our annual festival but, we also help promote Peruvian Restaurants and Chefs from the New York, Tri-State Area & Perú. Be part of the only event in Long Island that brings PERU to our neighborhood.
SUMAQ which means “delicious” in the indigenous language of Quechua, is a 2-day, Peruvian Food Festival in Garden City, New York. The gentle blend of ancient Inca cooking practices and immigrant traditions from: Spain, Africa, China and Japan have created one of the world’s most unique and delicious cuisines, which is steadily conquering the palates of everyone around the world!
2019 Chef of the Year
Executive Chef at Her Name was Carmen in NYC, Omar Ben-Hammou studied at Le Cordon Bleu in Peru. His work has taken him to restaurants in the U.S., Australia, Switzerland, Chile, and Brazil, among others. His extensive travels have given him a unique perspective, creating fabulous fresh and innovative seafood platters.
2018 Chef of the Year
Born in Huancayo Peru, Chef Diego Sánchez is an expert in Peruvian cuisine and has been recognized for his comprehensive knowledge of international cuisine. Over 10 years of progressive experience refining the art of cooking; developing impressive menus; and preparing culinary dishes influenced by culturally diverse regions around the globe.
Jose Luis Chávez,
2017 Chef of the Year
Born and raised in Venezuela to a Peruvian father and a Colombian mother, Jose Luis Chavez is the co-founder and co-owner of Mission Ceviche, his unique culinary vision, global perspective, and constant desire to innovate and learn, has allowed him to work successfully across a myriad of cultures
2016 Chef of the Year
Chef Valencia comes from Yungay, known as the alley of Huaylas, in Ancash, Peru. He worked his way up in Lima’s most demanding kitchens, along Peru’s most renowned chefs such as Coque Ossio, Marissa Guiulfo and in restaurants such as Gaston Acurio’s La Mar.
2015 Chef of the Year
Chef Miguel Aguilar of Surfish Bistro in Brooklyn NY and former winner of The Food Network show Chopped. Trained under Iron Chef Bobby Flay where he developed a passion for gourmet cuisine strongly engrained in his heritage, creative flair and a nose for quality, making him a bonafide Peruvian Cuisine Master.
2014 Chef of the Year
Chef Boris Torres, the Executive Chef of Chirp in NYC, came to the U.S. from Peru as a child and grew up in the restaurant business. His passion for cooking ultimately led him to study at the French Culinary Institute in Manhattan (now the International Culinary Center) and to stints working under such chefs as Daniel Boulud and Marcus Samuelsson.