Victor Parra Gonzalez

January 11, 8:30am - 10:00am EST. Hosted at Central Library

part of a series on Surreal

About the speaker

Victor Parra Gonzalez was born in Acapulco, Mexico, moving to Buffalo in 2009. Trained in Montreal at Ecole Hotelier Des Laurentides, Victor spent time working in various restaurants, including Au Pied du Cochon. He first began his culinary impact on Western New York when he opened Jaguar at the Bistro with his family in Youngstown, showcasing his take on dishes he enjoyed in Mexico. After Jaguar’s closing, Victor opened several restaurants including Buffalo-based Las Puertas, where he combines his French culinary training and Mexican roots to serve up creative and fresh plates. Most recently, the chef-owner has received a nomination for a James Beard award, bringing increased awareness to his success.

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Additional details

This event will be in the Collections Gallery, on the Central Library’s top floor. Read more about getting to the library here.

Photo from Beth Insalaco.

All of our events are completely waste-free, so please Bring Your Own Mug (and cloth napkin, if you’re feeling extra green).

Photo from CreativeMornings/St. Pete.