Chef Gaston Acurio at La Mar in San Francisco

Chef Gaston Acurio will be at La Mar in San Francisco this Thursday, June 15 on his third stop of a summer tour of events to benefit and bring awareness to his Peruvian-based culinary school for underprivileged students. Opened in 2007, the Pachacútec Culinary Institute was founded by Chef Acurio to satisfy the growing interest among the younger generation in Peru in the culinary arts. The school provides classes covering the history of Peruvian cuisine, kitchen techniques, nutrition, and English language. They also learn from great masters of Peruvian cuisine, who are guest teachers at the school. His two previous events this week were in Miami and Chicago.  

Event Details:

La Mar San Francisco – Thursday, June 15

As Acurio’s right-hand-man for over two decades, La Mar San Francisco’s Executive Chef Victoriano Lopez welcomes him to the last stop of his tour. The duo will offer the following two options for San Franciscans:

·   6:30pm: Cocktail reception with Peruvian appetizer stations and live Latin music; all-inclusive tickets available for $129

·  7:00pm: VIP option for six-course dinner prepared by Lopez and Acurio at La Mar’s exclusive Chef’s Table with beverage pairings and wines selected by Master Sommelier Emmanuel Kemiji included ($250)

 Tickets are available for purchase at