Carnitas’ Snack Shack Participates in Taco Throwdown

September 17, 2013

Carnitas’ Snack Shack will participate in the 2nd Annual Front Burner Fund Taco Fest at Catalina Offshore Products this Sunday, September 22, 2013. Come on down to the second annual Taco Fest as Chef Hanis and friends bring their best tacos. BNS Brewing will be on hand and there will be judging and a prize for the best taco.
Live music by the Push Pins. This is an all ages event.

Participating Chefs:
Brandon Brooks – Sessions Public
Alex Carballo – Gang Kitchens
Hector Casanova – Casanova Fish Tacos
Hanis Cavin – Carnitas Snack Shack
Isabel Cruz – Barrio Star
Amy Dibiase – Baleen
Tommy Gomes – Catalina Offshore
Ricardo Heredia – Alchemy
Chris Logan – Creative Flavors Catering
Eric Manuel – Firefly
George Morris – Beaumont’s
Pete Servold – Pete’s Paleo Premade
Keoni Simmons – Kamikaze 7
Miguel Valdez


Lisa Altmann – Viva Pops
Andrea Davis – Andrea’s Truffles
Robin Ross – Cupcakes Squared
Jenny Williams – Jenny Wenny Cakes


1-4pm, Sunday, September 22, 2013


Catalina Offshore Products
5202 Lovelock Street
San Diego, California 92109

About the Front Burner Fund

Founded in 2012 by four San Diego culinary leaders, the Front Burner Fund is a 501c-3 charity committed to raising funds to assist back of house restaurant staff with health costs and emergency medical needs. The fund is the first of its kind in San Diego and the newly formed 501c-3 non-profit will serve as a monetary benefactor to help cover emergency medical needs and healthcare costs of the independent “back of house” culinary community.

Local chefs and back of house staff can apply for a grant by writing a letter detailing their reason of need to Ron Troyano at or Julie Darling at