Meet the Culinary Entrepreneur with Javier Cabral

Join us for an in-depth discussion with Javier to learn how to apply your culinary training and food-based critical thinking into a food and drink media career. Topics to be discussed include: finding individuality and your writing voice as a culinarian, how to navigate social media as a food professional, how to pitch — and not to pitch — to an editor of a publication, the basics of writing a successful proposal to publish your first cookbook and exploring other multimedia ways to apply your culinary training.

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Javier Cabral is the co-author of "Oaxaca: Home Cooking from the Heart of Mexico." His inclusive street-level journalism vision as Editor in Chief of "L.A. TACO" earned him a James Beard Award in 2020. He is also an Associate Producer for the Beard-winning "Las Cronicas del Taco" on Netflix and was the former restaurant scout for the Pulitzer Award-winning food critic, Jonathan Gold. His past work includes being the West Coast Editor and Staff Writer for Vice MUNCHIES. He was raised in East Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley and has been reporting on food culture since 2005.