On Tuesday our Cocinemos participants graduated from their 10 week course! Cocinemos, a collaboration between the City of Hillsboro and Adelante Muejeres, teaches participants what it takes to successfully run a food-based business.
Thirteen participants completed the weekly two-hour sessions, and they celebrated the graduation with -- of course -- delicious food, potluck style! With a room full of talented chefs and artisans, the potluck had everything from traditional Mexican cuisine, to hand-rolled tempura sushi, to a hand-carved watermelon.
As a result of the Cocinemos Program, five participants will be using the Hillsboro Senior Center commercial kitchen and two participants will be selling at the Hillsboro Farmers Market to launch their businesses this year.
Congratulations to all of the graduates! And special thanks to the City of Hillsboro for your dedication to promoting entrepreneurship within the Latino community.