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!
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.
2014 Chef of the Year
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.