Cafe Con Leche Presents The 2016 FUERZA AwardEEs!

The FUERZA Awards celebrate local Latinx talent and the contributions they have made to the Pittsburgh region.
— Tara Sherry-Torres, Founder of Cafe Con Leche

Cafe Con Leche presents the 2016 FUERZA Awardees! The FUERZA Awards bring visibility to the Pittsburgh Latinx leadership. There is a diversity of Pittsburgh Latinx working across a variety of sectors in Pittsburgh, from non-profit to corporate, from artists to students. 

The 2016 FUERZA Awardees reflect a true dedication to culture, to pride, to hard work and to the possibility of creating a community that reflects our values, our identities and our histories. Latinx have never been one to shy away from challenges. And we are here, contributing to make the Pittsburgh region a more vibrant, a more equitable and more just place for all who call it home.


Celebrate the 2016 FUERZA Awardees

Friday, Nov. 18th, 5-8pm

Alloy 26

Tickets are $10 if bought in advance, $15 at the door.

Enjoy live music while Sampling Caribbean hor d'oeuvres - such as croquettes, tostones, empanadas and pixtos - all freshly prepared by Pittsburgh's own Boricua chef, Juan C. Gonzalez. 

About Guest Chef: Juan C. Gonzalez

Juan Gonzalez is a fearless Executive Chef that hails from Puerto Rico and brings with him an impressive culinary lineage From Puerto Rico to Hawaii. He Began honing his skills in some of P.R. Most popular hotels and restaurants including The Hotel San Juan and Pepin’s Café and Tasca. This up and coming Chef would then go on to cook to at such prestigious Clubs like Snowmass Club, Aspen Co. Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo, Fl. The Homestead Hotel 1766, VA. The Riviera Hotel, Palm Springs Ca. As well as on board of the U.S.S. Pride of America ,Hawaii. Later on he was fortunately enough to work closely under Executive Chef Alex Rosado and Corp. Chef Luis Pous at the Little Palm Island Resort in F.L. Key’s. It was ultimately his position as Executive Chef ofThe Cask Republicof Stamford, Ct. That would trust this young Chef’s Career into high gear. Chef Gonzalez has become a force to be reckoned with his seasonal & local inspired combinations and bold flavors. The menu that Chef Gonzalez has created for The Revolving Door Restaurant is Bold and vibrant. Featuring an eclectic repertoire which incorporates Chef Gonzalez sphere of influences from his travel’s and mentors. 

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About Cafe Con Leche

Cafe Con Leche is an award winning creative lifestyle brand and community minded business. Since 2014 we have been highlighting the very best of Latin Food + Art + Culture. Through events and digital media we inspire Latinx to express their creativity, celebrate their culture and become innovative community leaders. 

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2016 FUERZA Awardees