Southeastern Grocers Plans Slate of Events for Hispanic Heritage Month

The grocery parent company is celebrating Hispanic culture and food with virtual and in-person events throughout September.
Zachary Russell
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Southeastern Grocers

​​​Southeastern Grocers is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with educational events and cooking demonstrations honoring the Hispanic culture all month long.

The parent company of Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie is hosting several events at its Store Support Center to immerse its associates and customers in Hispanic culture through food, music, language and education. Hispanic Heritage Month runs Sept. 15 - Oct. 15 to commemorate the independence of many Latin American countries including Costa Rica, Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua.

 Events include:

  • Virtual cooking demonstration to prepare turkey and mushroom empanadas de picadillo with MasterChef Latino winner Lauren Arboleda.
  • Fireside chat on “Reinventing Allyship: Understanding the Hispanic Culture to Transform our Workplace” with award-winning author of “Uncolonized Latinas” Valeria Aloe and SEG’s Chief Information Officer Todd Renaud.
  • Open house for associates and their families to experience Hispanic cultures through traditional food and activities.
  • Spanish 101 classes to learn conversational Spanish.

“At Southeastern Grocers, we celebrate our diverse associates and customers who are the fabric of our local communities,” said Raymond Rhee, Chief People Officer at Southeastern Grocers. “Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to commemorate the histories and cultures of our Hispanic neighbors and acknowledge their accomplishments through education and immersion. We’re excited to celebrate Hispanic heritage with our customers and associates and elevate those with Hispanic backgrounds, all while developing a deeper understanding of the cultures that make our local communities unique.”

Winn-Dixie and Fresco y Más customers in Miami are invited to two live cooking demonstration events where local chefs will create traditional Latin American dishes, including ropa vieja, shrimp mofongo, mojo chicken and roast pork. The first 50 customers at each event will receive a reusable grocery bag filled with SE Grocers dry ingredients and a $25 gift card for fresh items to recreate the meals at home. 

The cooking events in Miami take place Friday, Sept. 30 from 3-7 p.m. at the Winn-Dixie located at 3275 SW 22nd St., and Saturday Oct. 1 from 12-4 p.m. at the Fresco y Más located at 183000 SW 137th Ave.