Hudson Valley Restaurant Week 2012: Meet Guest Blogger Araceli Pina


Hi everyone! My name is Araceli Pina and this is my first year as a guest blogger for Hudson Valley Restaurant Week. I am very excited to be a part of this event! I am looking forward to dining at some new restaurants and going back to some of my local favorites!

Being that my father is a chef  in one of  Westchester’s fine dining restaurants, you can say that I was born and raised in the industry. By the time I reached high school I knew I wanted to experience the restaurant environment for myself. It has almost been ten years since I started working in two of the most beautiful waterfront dining restaurants in the county. I developed a strong passion for the industry.

I currently work as an Associate Account Executive for a leading fashion company in New York City in the Garment District. In my pastime however, I enjoy following food and wine blogs, catching up on cooking shows, reading about upcoming chefs and new restaurant openings in NYC and Westchester. I also enjoy cooking and sharing with others my restaurant experiences.

Looking forward to posting up photos and all about my experience during HVRW 2012!


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