The event will provide a unique experience in which attendees can enjoy the most popular staple of El Salvador from different vendors, network with likeminded souls, shop from small businesses, learn from non-profits mission to make change, take pictures with your besties in our photo opp space, and enjoy a panel conversation on the history of pupusas and Salvadoran cuisine while you enjoy some cumbia jams from DJ Rod.

About the Pupusa Chefs:
From traditional chicharron con queso, to shrimp con queso, to putacos, we want them all and can't wait to showcase the Chefs that we have lined up! These are Pupusa Artists, pupusa chefs that have learned their grandmothers recipes and have added their own creative spin! You don't want to miss

Confirmed Pupusa Vendors:
America's Pupusas from Hacienda Heights, CA
Salvi PDX from Portland, OR
Las Cazuelas from Los Angeles, Highland Park, CA
Los Bayuncos from San Francisco, CA
Delmy's Pupusas from Los Angeles, CA

About the Panel: 
The panelists are Karla T. Vasquez founder of Salvi Soul who is currently documenting the stories of Salvadoran women and their recipes; Bernie Molina author of Herencia Cookbook
who celebrates her bicultural identity of Mexican-Salvadoran and published a book to honor her cultures; and last but not least Alicia Maher award-winning author of Delicious El Salvador and chef recognized internationally for all her efforts to educate on Salvadoran dishes. The panel will be moderated by Alexis Tirado, award-winning multi-platform storyteller. She is currently at Netflix leading Con Todo, the streamer's US Latino brand on the internet.

The Pupusa Contest:
The judges will be a mix of the panelists: Karla T. Vasquez, Alicia Maher, Alexis Tirado, and special guests including Actor/Producer: Curly Velasquez of Buzzfeed's Pero Like, Patty Rodriguez co-founder of Lil' Libros, Actor/Singer and Entrepreneur Somaya Reece and others! The judges will enjoy a taste of each pupusa chef and select the best, based on creativity and flavor!

Shop Small:
You will be able to meet and greet Salvadoran authors, business owners, creatives and more in the community!

Sponsors include: 
Salvi PDX
Lil' Libros
Photobooth by Kelly

Event Hours:
Doors Open at 4pm
Ends at 8pm
Event is 21+
Tickets must be purchased online prior to arriving at the event.

Covid Requirements have been lifted due to event being outdoors and LA County guidelines. 
Mask is optional.  
The Klub Gymnastics
1683 Blake Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Date & Time
May 15, 2022, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
About Salvies Who Lunch
Salvies Who Lunch (SWL) was founded by Cynthia Gonzalez in January of 2018, out of passion to see a positive representation of the Salvadoran community, a platform dedicated to connecting and empowering Salvadorans of all backgrounds through events.

The goal is to establish an elite network of like-minded souls through intersectional narratives and events while celebrating culture!
 Join us on May 15 
We look forward to hosting you!

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