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untos P Calientes “CHAMO” IS A VERY COMMON GREETING IN VENEZUELA. IT USUALLY MEANS “FRIEND” AS PEOPLE USE IT WHEN THEY ENCOUNTER THOSE THEY KNOW. “CHAMO” IS ALSO THE NAME OF A NEW RESTAURANT IN PASADENA, CALIFORNIA.

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his wonderful new restaurant is the culmination of years of hard work in the kitchen by Lourdes Cuello Pernia whose recipes are featured on the menu. Indeed, Lourdes learned the art of Venezuelan cuisine at a young age as she sat at the feet of her mother and grandmother and observed the tender touch and far-reaching influences on the food. The centerpiece of the menu is the ubiquitous street food found throughout the country: arepas. However, Lourdes puts her own unique spin on this delicious offering which is both tasty and healthy. In keeping with family tradition of handing down kitchen secrets, Lourdes’ two daughters, Yelitza and Yesika, are heavily involved with the restaurant. Both help

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with the cooking, but they also bring their own specialized training to make this dining experience all the better. Yelitza has been trained in business administration and technology, so she carefully guides the all the business decisions. Yesika, on the other hand, who is a graduate of the prestigious Hotel School of Venezuela and Cornell University restaurant management program, brings more than 15 years of experience and expertise in restaurant hospitality to the mix. Together, it truly is a family affair, one that promises to add an amazing dining experience to Pasadena and Los Angeles in general.

950 E. Colorado Blvd., CA 91106 Phone (626) 639 3399 chamovenezuelancuisine.com info@chamovenezuelancuisine.com

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