Instituto del Progreso Latino

Mexican Folkloric Dance Group Chicago performs. Photos courtesy of Instituto del Progreso Latino.

On March 25, more than 600 people celebrated Instituto del Progreso Latino‘s 40th anniversary at Alta Cocina: A Spring Chef’s Gala, raising $390,000 to support programs and schools in Chicago’s southwest communities. The gala celebrates the contributions of Latino chefs in the Chicago dining industry and featured delicious tasting stations for guests to enjoy. Greeley and Hansen was the presenting sponsor, and the title sponsors were Allstate, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, BMO Harris Bank, Comcast, and JPMorgan Chase. Spirit Awardees Jorge Cazares and Alejandra Garza were honored for their accomplishments and commitment to community and to Instituto. Chef Alfonso Sotelo was also honored for his entrepreneurial spirit and success.

Alta Cocina: Chef Dudley Nieto.

Chef Dudley Nieto and Rojo Gusano speaks with guests during the tasting reception.

Alta Cocina:

Greeley and Hansen leaders mingle with Instituto’s president Juan Salgado.

Alta Cocina: Live Auction

Bidders participate in the live auction.

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