Meet our 2020 speakers
IVANESKA CALIXTO - Founder and organizer
Ivaneska Calixto is the founder and organizer of the IQ Gastronomic Summit.
He will tell us about "Gastronomic Experiences and Senses".
Additionally, she is the CEO of IQ Social Business , an event marketing and production company with a concentration in gastronomy. She is also the creator of various online courses, a brand consultant and one of the founders of Hispanic Women Leaders .
Ivaneska helps increase the IQ of gastronomic businesses through experience and innovation by developing the 5 senses.
JULIANA NO - Co-founder and co-organizer
Juliana No is co-organizer of the Festival and Summit. She is the CEO of Stand Out Consulting , a marketing and business consulting company with a strong specialization in public relations and digital communication. Juliana is also an influencer, a media person with the Mujeres Maravillosas program , part of Hazando Negocios magazine and one of the founders of Hispanic Women Leaders .
Juliana has more than 14 years in Marketing, PR and Sales at an international level. She is the official public relations officer for the IQ gastronomic summit and her topic as a speaker is "personal branding in the gastronomic industry".
ALFONSO LOPEZ AKA. @DERECHUPETE
Meet Alfonso López from @derechupete , who will talk about how to enter this gastronomic world without being a chef and about his success story.
Better known as "El Rechupete" for his blog recipesderechupete.com, a blog full of simple recipes to learn to cook. Alfonso López is one of the most successful international food bloggers with the blog www.recetasderechupete.com and the author of several cookbooks. Galician with residence in Spain, he takes his land as the basis of his recipes.
His first cookbook was "Eating Well Every Day", a work by Larousse. Alfonso López demonstrates his knowledge and good humor while transmitting his taste for cooking through all his works. "Yummy desserts", "Dinners in 25 minutes", "Tupper recipes for work" and "Grandmothers recipes" are part of the Yummy library.
CHEF LALO PLASENCIA
Meet @laloplascencia our Speaker and he will talk to us about: "Innovation, the only way out"
Lalo is "Chef and Mexican gastronomic researcher, founder of the first research and innovation community in Mexican cuisine under the name of CIGMexico; promoter of cleaning techniques and use of Mexican dried chilies as the sixth flavor; member of Vatel Club México and member academic of the Academie Culinaire de France, professor of more than 1,800 professionals in the world has given 120 keynote conferences and seminars in 10 years of career
Founder of CIGMexico, the largest community dedicated to research and innovation in Mexican cuisine with affiliates in 7 cities in Mexico and more than 75 thousand people in a digital community with a potential global reach of 4.2 million people around the world.
CHEF MARIA KATA
Meet the celebrity chef @chefmariakata who will talk about the issue of waste.
Maria Kata is Colombo / American and 100% bilingual. Colombian by birth, living in the United States for 30 years, businesswoman, restaurant, instructor, gastronomic writer, jury of important gastronomic events, creator of culinary segments, brand ambassador, lecturer around the world, television personality, participant and winner of several “reality” programs such as “Kitchen Nightmares” on Fox / BBC, FoodNetwork “Chopped”, “Cut Throat Kitchen” on Telemundo 47, and segments Live Noticiero Primero, Fox, Canal cocina, AMC Network, with the gastronomic tour for the program "I'm going to eat the world." She is a Gastronomic Ambassador bringing the Flavors of Colombia with the message of good eating and the importance of keeping our recipes, traditions and roots alive. Awarded for 4 consecutive years among the best chefs in America by the BCA (Best Chef of America). Gastronomic Ambassador of La Cofradía del Ancla Marín-Spain.
CHEF EGIDIO RODRIGUEZ
Meet @egidiorodrigue z who will talk about: "Entrepreneurship on Wheels"
Egidio is "Executive Chef of the French Embassy and professor at the CVCG and Director of the first Amazonian school in Venezuela"
Cook graduated from CVCG in Caracas (Venezuelan gastronomic training center) Eurka chef awards for the best service, Together with chef Nelson Mendez they represented Venezuela for the first and only with Amazonian cuisine in Madrid Fusion 2012 which is director, is now leading a project for Sucre state, highlighting the gastronomy of Cumana where he hails from, specifically Cumanacoa known as the sweet heart of the East and is called SUCRE, SABOR Y CULTURA, he is currently the Executive Chef of the French Embassy and professor at the CVCG and Director of the first Amazonian school of Venezuela (Instituto Culinario de Investigación Amazonas) ICIA
When organizations talk about the power of women in business growth,
think of Frances Rios and Women Who Lead, LLC.
Frances Rios is recognized as a thought-provoking speaker providing millions - dollar solutions.
Her focus is to position companies as the preferred choice for female talent while helping women achieve their professional goals.
She went on to create Women Who Lead SummitTM, the largest summit in Latin America.
America exclusively for high-level executives.
Companies such as Medtronic, Johnson & Johnson, Walmart, Microsoft, Chubb Insurance, The Coca-Cola Company, Merck, and Collins Aerospace are some of his valued and loyal customer partners.
Rios is an accepted member of the National Speakers Association and the Global Speakers Federation. Being her background in business, but specifically female talent, Frances has been a speaker at Forbes magazine's Most Powerful Women Summit.
She is an expert in the field of inclusion, stereotypes in advertising, crisis management and strategic communications by local and international media.
including: CNN, Forbes, Univision, ABC, FOX and Telemundo, among others.
CHEF ANGEL BETANCOURT
Meet chef Angel Betancourt @ angelrbetancourt17 who will talk about: “Creativity”
Venezuelan Pastry Chef Trained at Le Cordon Bleu in Ottawa, Canada, graduated with the Grand Diplome in Patisserie et Cuisine. He also has studies in his portfolio at EspaiSucre in Barcelona, Spain and at L` Ecole Valrhona, Tain Hermitage, France.
Ramírez's proposal is clean, full of color and many textures. Inspired by nature and the art of his works, he enjoys working with citrus fruits as he identifies with them. However, for him it is important not to confuse the diner with unknown flavors that are now being experienced in the world.
Meet Camilo Moreno from @marketinggastronomico who will talk about "Love at second sight: buyer persona for dummies"
More than 10 years of experience as a multimedia designer and as creative and artistic director, in charge of generating ideas and action plans, provide academic knowledge on the branches of:
- Strategic marketing
- Consumer behaviors
- Research and informative communication
- Public opinion
- Media planning
- New technologies
- Administration and coordination of work teams in the design area
CHEF FRANCISCO BROCCOLO
Meet @francisco_broccolo who will talk about: "Contemporary Gluten-free Pastry"
Francisco Broccolo is a pastry chef by vocation, a chocolatier by inspiration and a chef by profession.
He was born in Valencia (Venezuela), where he planted his roots, and today he is in charge of the ZA Brioscia pastry shop, in Liguria-Italy.
His inclination for pastry began approximately 6 years ago, from which time he entered the sector and even taught the chocolate and pastry diploma for several years, as well as at the Gastronomic Training Institute CEGAR Gastronomic Studies Center of Aragua.
Meet @valentinasalazarmx who will tell us about "Structure the digital ecosystem of your restaurant"
Valentina Salazar, a Venezuelan based in Monterrey - Mexico, combines her two passions, gastronomy and digital marketing, to give life to Gastronomic Marketing, focused on managing events and consulting companies in the field. It also belongs to the staff of professors of Seres University.
Its mission: "For restaurants, more than selling food, is to offer an experience with business results."
Meet Alejandra from @almendrahealthy
He will talk about "Benefits of a plant-based diet"
She is a Coach in Habits Change by the Habits Institute.
Ayurveda Conscious Health Study in Ayurveda Querétaro in 2019. She is currently studying at INAT the Diploma in Plant-Based Chef, and has just finished her Diploma with Chef Renée Solari on Ethical and Sustainable Vegan Cooking.
"I faithfully believe that nature provides us with the resources to heal ourselves and avoid illness. Just as self-love, meditation, emotional self-exploration, and soul foods help us have a full life.
Meet Miriam Salgado, known as @mirsalgadophotography @bossmomcoach who will talk to us about: "Gastronomic Photography" and its importance for advertising and social networks.
Miriam is an internationally recognized photographer who has received awards for her work in different parts of the world. Although many know her for her wedding photography, her experts expand beyond event photography.
With extensive marketing and business knowledge, Miriam understands perfectly how to take advantage of an image and make it strategic
CHEF NACHO OROPEZA
Meet @nachooropeza who will tell us about "Neurosciences to the kitchen"
Great experience in activities related to traditional cuisine, passion for classrooms and research.
Founder of the NeuroGastronomy Educational movement, focused on spreading the food codes, especially those of Mexico and Spain, with the aim of educating the mental palate of people.
CHEF PABLO ANTONIO
Meet @chefpabloantonio who will tell us about: "Sustainable pastry: How to maximize our preparations"
Pastry Chef with almost 10 years of experience in the industry in both pastry and hot cuisine and international awards. Passionate about gastronomy in general and always hungry to learn about other cultures and their cuisines.
Cooking is her passion but serving is her calling. Huellas en el paladar is the name of his undertaking which he is creating to mark the lives of both those who serve him and those who work with him.
Meet @malcolmbarrantes our Speaker at #iqgastronomicsummit who will talk to you about:
The Value Journey of a Diner Sales Funnel.
How to correctly communicate the value of our product to convert strangers into clients and ambassadors. Based on Desmond Morris sequences theory we will analyze the best digital practices to promote our A&B business.
Malcolm Barrantes is the founder and director of Malcolm Barrantes Studio, a digital marketing agency focused on helping businesses in the A&B industry achieve financial stability.
He has a degree in Architecture from the University of Costa Rica. He studied Digital Marketing at the Fidélitas University in San José.
He specialized with the agency Aprendamos Marketing de México in the creation of sales funnels for different industries, including gastronomy. With them he obtained the Astronomical Master Marketer certification.
He is currently the only certified partner of Aprendamos Marketing in all of Central America and has developed consultancy services for business owners in the USA, Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela and Argentina.
CHEF ALEXANDRA SEIJO
Meet the @chefalexandraseijo speaker of the #iqgastronomicsummit who will talk about "Molecular food"
Venezuelan chef who after graduating formed his culinary academy called Cedac in El Rosal, at the same time he taught at the prestigious Simon Bolivar University in Caracas, after a while he moved to the United States where he founded several of his own restaurants, donating each time I could in my spare time to a church in Winter Garden courses to the ladies of various churches in Florida classes in protocol, oenology and pastry.
Conference has participated in Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela. "I feel great respect and pride in saying Venezuela lives in me wherever I go."
CHEF GREGORIO DIAZ
Meet Chef Gregorio Diaz together and his wife Nicole Quiñones from @saborwithlove who will talk about:
"From passion to the Sarten"
Chef Gregorio Diaz along with his wife Nicole Quiñones were the creators of Sabor with Love LLC, a bilingual teaching channel of Puerto Rican gastronomy adding their personal touch to each recipe. Inspired by the need of his close friends who wanted to learn how to cook the typical dishes of his native Puerto Rico and who found it difficult to learn from other channels because they were Spanish-speaking, the idea of creating a Facebook page arose. , Instagram and YouTube channel where Chef Gregorio explains his recipes step by step in English and Spanish. Something that started as a hobby for both of them has turned into a complete job.
Meet Jorge Cisneros who will talk to us about: How to automate the recruitment and loyalty of the diners of your restaurant with effective promotions on social networks.
Jorge Cisneros is an expert in topics of innovation, technology and digital marketing for restaurants, in recent years he has been invited as speakers in the most important forums of the restaurant industry to talk about gastronomic marketing issues.
With an experience of more than 12 years Jorge has worked in different companies of various industries as an advisor on digital marketing and social media issues, finally dedicating himself in 2013 specifically to helping restaurants in Mexico and Latin America to implement digital marketing strategies in his businesses, in that year he also decided to start by founding the company Resto Marketing, a restaurant marketing and digital communication agency.
Meet @chefjellys who will talk about: "The power of media marketing of food influencers"
Chef Jelly unites his hobby of the media with his passion for cooking to make his audience aware of the value of this culinary art.
Using social media she reports the latest culinary creations from local businesses to visitors from Central Florida.
"Traveling the world through Gastronomy"
Founder of the World Cuisine concept, a combination of Gastronomy, Travel and Luxury. A lawyer by profession, she changes her life to dedicate herself fully to her passions - cooking, photography, traveling.
He teaches cooking classes of cultures from around the world, such as Peru, Japan, India, Vietnam, Morocco, the Mediterranean, etc.
Mong its clients include celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker.
Organize exclusive and luxurious gastronomic trips around the world in very small groups visiting the most renowned Chefs of each country.
DEISAMAR DE SOTO-TORRES
Deisamar De Soto-Torres is the owner and president of several businesses such as Accounting & Compliance as well as the host and producer of the Doing Business program and owner of the business platform with the same name. Additionally, Deisamar is one of the co-founders of Hispanic Women Leaders and has served on the board of directors of several recognized organizations.
What many do not know is that, in addition to all this, Deisamar also studied and worked in marketing and in the hospitality and food sector, which is why she feels especially linked to this sector.
Meet @angelascusine who will talk about:
Exhaustion? O Loss of passion for cooking - Meet Burnout Syndrome
Angines Moreno is the founder of @angelascusine, an undertaking that highlights the flavors of Lebanon, and also the creator of the MÁS QUE UN CHEF method, with which she helps cooks who are suffering from high levels of stress, to undertake from self-knowledge and identification of their strengths.
Angines Moreno, trained as a cook in institutes in Venezuela, and Trinidad and Tobago. I work as assistant chef for the Canadian and Australian ambassadors, in long-established restaurants with Caribbean-Asian flavors fusion.
In the United States he has worked in renowned hotels and restaurants.
Meet Anais Guzmán from @cakesandballoonsbyanaisg who will tell us about "El Fondant"
Anais Guzman, Venezuelan in Texas, lawyer, pastry chef, cake artist specialist in fondant.
“The word that defines me the most is #mompreneur . Undertaking in this sugar world has been a wonderful opportunity to have economic and family stability since it allows me to work from home and always be able to share with my daughters and husband.
My motto: "you can live without talent, but you cannot live without honor" ...