SAVE THE DATES FOR THE 25TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL - MAY 17 - 21, 2023
Amarilys was born in Puerto Rico. Her earliest memories involve large family gatherings, lots of laughter, music, and of course – food! Being so young at the time, she wanted to be close to her mom which led her to the kitchen at a very early age. When her family relocated to Belmont, Massachusetts at age 6, the culture shock of integrating into a new community and learning a new language was overwhelming – and being in the kitchen with her mother was a source of comfort. Learning to make some of Amarilys’ life-long favorite dishes during this impressionable time- Pernil, Arroz Con Gandules, Tostones- proved to be the key ingredients for creating a meaningful career ahead.