After her stint as a contestant on season 12 of “Hell’s Kitchen,” Chef Bev Lazo has been busy in the culinary world from working as a private culinary cooking instructor, restaurant consultant along with working with Food Network stars Chef Susan Fenigar and Mary Sue Milliken at their famous Border Grill restaurant and trucking catering division.
But this cooking wonder also loves to share her love for food by taking people out on various “foodie trips.” Chef Bev recently, took a group out to the suburbs of Chino Hills, CA to enjoy a street food style marketplace featuring Thai food.
Every Sunday, Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep USA Buddhist Temple holds a special Thai marketplace featuring veggie vendor stalls along with Thai food and desserts stalls. From 11am-3pm, Sunee Sirikana hosts the Thai marketplace as the ambassador to the street style spot.
Sunee excitedly explained that this is a nice place to take the family for Thai food and dessert with the aroma of Thai spices and sounds in the air. Proceeds from the sales goes to fund their project build a permanent Buddhist temple. The temple currently is housed in temporary bungalow trailers.
Chef Bev says this foodie trip is like taking a trip to Thailand. “We’re in Thailand basically. It’s amazing street food. Every Sunday from 11am to 3pm, come out and support the temple and buy this delicious food,” explained Lazo.
The various foods available includes the delectable pad thai, larb, thai fried rice among other things.
You can watch one of the vendors make your food. During this trip, Chef Bev and guests including this writer was treated to presentation of cooking pad thai. Starting from the dry noodles to adding the various aromatic ingredients, the cook presented us a plate of the well known dish. He made it easy to make that if you took mental note, you could make it yourself at home.
This coming Sunday, April 17, 2016, the temple will be holding a special Thai New Year celebration featuring great music and all you can eat Thai food from 5pm-8pm for only $25.
Chef Bev Lazo will be there along with her family enjoying a little bit of Thailand in the middle of Southern California.
If you can’t make it there Chef Bev hosts other foodie trips including an upcoming Filipino “kamayan” style pop dinner on May 22. Kamayan is a form of eating food with the hands. An assortment of meats, fish and veggies surround a mound of rice on a bed of banana leaves. Each person then partakes in the food venture by grabbing the food and eating it with their hands. No forks or spoons.
You can also catch Chef Bev Lazo on her own web radio/tv show called “The Coolinary Trends show.” Lazo also has instructional cooking videos that she creates for irantrandio.com. Chef Bev recently finished creating the menu for Mulcahey’s in Whitter. She can be found at the restaurant every Wednesdays and Thursdays when the kitchen opens at 3pm. Mulcahey’s is located at 15334 Whittier Blvd #8 in Whitter, CA.
For more info on Chef Bev and all her foodie fun, visit chefbevlazo.com