Stories

Honoring Hispanic Heritage Month

From September 15th to October 15th, we are proud to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, a month dedicated to recognizing the achievements and contributions of those whose families come from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America, and coincides with the independence of many Latin American countries. Throughout the month, we are so proud to spotlight a few of our many associates who are making positive impacts in our communities.

Join us here throughout the month for stories told directly from our teams.


 

Sandra Bedoya | Campus Executive Chef at the University of Miami

“My big influence from my family is my grandfather and grandmother. Both [taught] me how to cook at 6. One of my best memories is when I cooked next to my grandfather and grandmother [with a] wood oven. I want[ed] to show people that Latinos and Colombian people are really good workers and bosses. We work with heart, you know?”

We’d also like to wish Sandra a very happy Chef Appreciation Week! Thank you for all you do every day to lead your team with culinary innovation top of mind. #ChefAppreciationWeek #HispanicHeritageMonth

 


Marisol Rodriguez-Silva | Catering Director at Texas State University

“Being born Mexican-American provided [me with] a baseline. It allowed me to see where I am, and what I want for myself and for my future family. [It has been] a big influence in how I identify myself – as someone who has struggled, but has also learned when and how to work for things, and when to find opportunities and how to navigate those opportunities.”