The Filipino Migrant Center, the Long Beach-based nonprofit, will celebrate its 13-year anniversary with an adobo cook-off night on Oct. 14.
The event, Kwento Natin: Raise our Voices and Fight for Change, will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and all funds raised will go towards the Filipino Migrant Center’s programming and services. The center helps working-class Filipino families with free legal assistance for immigration, labor, health, and other issues as well as providing training and community support.
Cook-off contestants will submit their classic or vegetarian/vegan versions of adobo for judging by Ralph Degala, who competed on the ninth season of the TV series MasterChef.
In addition to the competition, storytelling and awards will be presented to members of the community, including Nicanor “Nikki” Arriola and Nerissa Roque, who are survivors of anti-Asian hate crimes.
Tickets are priced at $50 for general admission, but students, seniors and children can receive discounted rates. Purchase tickets here by Oct. 12.
More information about the Filipino Migrant Center can be found here.
The event will be held at El Dorado Park West located at 2800 N. Studebaker Road.