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Latino Americans: 500 Years of History: Home

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, a public programming initiative produced by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association, is part of an NEH initiative, The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square

Hispanic Heritage Month


Hispanic Heritage Month: September 15–October 15

 Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States as well their native traditions and culture.

National Hispanic Heritage Month

For more information and events, please visit the National Hispanic Heritage Website at


National Hispanic American Heritage Month 2019


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NCC Cinco De Mayo Celebration TONIGHT!

The menu (subjected to change):

• Guacamole

• Salsa

• Coctel de Camaron y Pulpo (Baja-style seafood cocktail)

• Baja Fish Tacos

• Beef Onglet Taco with Spring Onion

• Crema, Morita Salsa and Coriander


About Chef Vera:

Living in Julia Child’s apartment in Paris was one of the major inspirations that led me to be a chef.  

Born in Russia and raised in NYC, I moved to Paris to pursue my gastronomic dreams as well as

 to meet the city’s most renowned chefs.  In the process, I learned an absurd amount about French 

culinary traditions.  Always inspired by Japan, I headed to Tokyo where I worked with Zaiyu Hasegawa

 at DEN, a two Michelin star restaurant which was named TOP50 Best Restaurants in Asia.  My biggest 

mentor was Pascal Aussignac, who I had the pleasure of working with in his Michelin star restaurant 

Club Gascon in London.  Additionally, I have 10 years of private chef experience, collaborations and 

food styling. I work with locallysourced, organic ingredients and have experience cooking with vegan, 

vegetarian, and kosher dietary restrictions. I have knowledge of Asian, Mediterranean, and French 

cuisines as well as a wide-range of pastry making.