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Famed Culinary Historian, Laredo Native Gomez-Rejón Lecturing at TAMIU Wednesday Posted: 3/23/17

Famed Culinary Historian, Laredo Native Gomez-Rejón Lecturing at TAMIU Wednesday

 

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Maite Gomez-Rejón will share her culinary and historic expertise.  

One of Laredo’s shining stars in the world of culinary history, Maite Gomez-Rejón will return to the Gateway City briefly for a special guest lecture at Texas A&M International University Wednesday, March 29.

Gomez-Rejón joins the University for its A.R. Sanchez, Jr. Presidential Lecture Series (Distinguished Lecture Series) at 6:30 p.m. in the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Theatre.  Her lecture topic will be “Food, Identity and Authenticity in Latin America.” 

Gomez-Rejón earned her BFA from The University of Texas at Austin, an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Grande Diplome from the French Culinary Institute in New York City.

Since 1995, she has worked in the education departments of renowned museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, and the J. Paul Getty Museum. She has also worked as a private chef and caterer for rock stars and celebrities.

In 2007, Gomez-Rejón founded ArtBites, which combines art and culinary history with hands-on cooking instruction, and now teaches at museums across the country. She has been a guest on the Today Show, featured in Food & Wine Magazine and interviewed on NPR’s Splendid Table, among others.  Her blog, “Cooking Art History,” appears in The Huffington Post

She has also lectured at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and The University of Texas at San Antonio, and has brought her programs to inner city and private schools in and around LA County. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two dogs.

Gomez-Rejón is the daughter of the late Dr. Julio C. Gomez-Rejón and Beti Gomez-Rejón. 

The A.R. Sanchez, Jr. Presidential Lecture Series (Distinguished Lecture Series) is an occasional series at the University that seeks to bring innovative thinkers and creators to the University in public lectures open to both students and the University community at large. It is made possible through generosity and vision of Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Sanchez, Jr.

The most recent lecture featured the insight of former Pakistan Minister of Education, Dr. Khalid Khan who presented “One Generation of Educated Women.”

The Lecture Series is coordinated by University College.

To learn more about Gomez-Rejón, visit http://artbites.net

For University information, please contact the TAMIU Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at 956.326.2180, email prmis@tamiu.edu, click on tamiu.edu or visit offices in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, room 268.