Chile Cook-Off


House vs. Senate Chile Cook-off and Reception


“Meet your Regulators” Mini-Conference


House vs Senate Chile Cook-off

Reception Hosted by NMRA

The New Mexico Restaurant Association settles the question of who has the best Red or Green in the first annual New Mexico Chile Cook Off to determine the best Chile cook in the state legislature!

February 24, 2015

5:30 – 8:00

Santa Fe Culinary Academy

4 teams each from the New Mexico House and Senate

The winning chile cook will receive a $1,000.00 scholarship for a student in their district planning to enter the hospitality and tourism field.

The winning team, House or Senate, will receive a traveling trophy to be awarded annually.

We will be serving a variety of delightful appetizers and featuring New Mexico beer and wine for attendees and charging a $25 entry fee. (Legislators are free)

Restaurants Meet your Regulators

Rio Chama Restaurant, February 25, 2015

Presidents Room                                                                                        

Member $25.00, Non-member $35.00                                                                                                           

Conference 10:00am – 12:00 pm

10:00-10:30 Department of Workforce Solutions – Secretary Celina Bussey

  • Unemployment

10:30-11:00-Secretary of Environment -NMED Cabinet Secretary Ryan Flynn

  • State Restaurant Inspections

11:00-11:30 –Director of Alcohol and Gaming Division – Mary Kay Root

  • Regulations and Licensing

11:30-12:00 –Director of Special Investigation Division – Office of the Director, Captain Tim Johnson

  • Liquor Inspections

Lunch 12:30-1:30pm

  • Member $25.00, Non-member $35.00