Art & Culture Networking Dinner
About Chef Carlos Gaytán:
Carlos Gaytán was born in Huitzuco, a small town in Guerrero, Mexico in 1970. At the age of 20, he headed to Chicago, Illinois looking for a life change, unaware that his gastronomy and his mother’s special gusto would play a crucial role in his future. His career began at the Sheraton North Shore Hotel as a dishwasher. Through hard work and training, he scaled up, and worked in various restaurants until he opened Mexique, a French-Mexican restaurant. There, he went on to become the first Mexican Chef to receive a Michelin star in 2013 and 2014. Today, Chef Carlos Gaytán wants to present the best of Mexico through his own vision, as infused with the French haute cuisine techniques he acquired during his practice. https://www.tzuco.com
About Aurora Gómez Galvarriato
Aurora Gómez Galvarriato is Professor of History in the School of Historical Studies at El Colegio de México. She is an expert on Mexican economic and social history, whose work focuses on understanding key issues of Mexican economic development and its impact on the well-being of the population. She received her PhD from Harvard University, and has held appointment as the General Director of the Mexican National Archive (2009-2013). She specializes in the history of industrialization, with a focus on the evolution of business, workers’ organizations, living standards, and the participation of women in the labor force. Her recent research deals with technological change and business development in corn tortilla production through the 20th century, and its impact on living standards, particularly in the lives of women.