Comida 2018 with Mi Rancho Tequila Achieves New Highs at Latin Culinary Event with Attendence and Community Participation

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Mi Rancho Tequila elevates Comida 2018 to next level at Kansas City's premier Latin culinary event.

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Mi Rancho Tequila is what made Comida 2018 a hit

The Comida 2018 Committee led by its Chairwomen Valerie Coyazo and Amarilis Valdez-Dempsey achieved new highs in attendance and the raising of funds on behalf of the Greater Kansas City Hispanic Collaborative benefiting the Bizfest Entrepreneurial Workshop and Scholarship Competition, Latinos of Tomorrow, and Young Latino Professionals.

The event was held at the historic Union Station in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. It included a wide selection of Latin beverages and cuisine which are available from various businesses and restaurants located in the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area. The highlight of the event was MI RANCHO TEQUILA’S signature cocktails paired with authentic Mexican cuisine prepared by CACAO Mexican Restaurant and Jarocho Authentic Mexican Seafood.

“Mi Rancho Tequila’s presentation was far more than we could have ever had imagined.” said Michael Lopez, president of the Young Latin Professionals, a sister organization of the Hispanic Collaborative. Valdez-Dempsey said, “ I now know why Mi Rancho Tequila has had so much early success under its founder Michael Dean, he takes it personal and makes it a point of delivering an unforgettable experience with the tequilas offered by Mi Rancho Tequila”. “I am personally grateful that Mi Rancho Tequila was the presenting sponsor at Comida 2018,” stated Valdez-Dempsey.

Mi Rancho Tequila’s second year of participation helped increase the overall event attendance by twenty-five percent year over year. The digital media audience provided by Mi Rancho Tequila's participation was over two hundred thousand individuals internationally. “I think we have helped bring the COMIDA event to the forefront of what the Hispanic culinary community has to offer here in Kansas City.” stated Dean. The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City’s President Carlos Gomez stated, “Mi Rancho Tequila continues to prove that it’s the leading premium tequila in the industry, and that Mi Rancho Tequila is what made COMIDA 2018 a hit”.


The journey began in Jalisco in 2008, where the Dean-Lozoya family was determined to bridge the divide between premium taste and affordability. Premium tequila of course had to begin with 100% Blue Agave, planted in the ideally fertile soils of Jalisco, home of all highly-regarded tequilas. The harvested product is then cooked using the autoclave method, which allows optimum control of the temperatures for ideal cooking, reducing the cost of production. The result is a clean true agave taste when the juices are extracted. Unique to Mi Rancho Tequila is their proprietary yeast, which is made from the same Weber Blue Agave plant that is the basis of their tequilas. This hand-formulated yeast is organic in nature and gives the tequila a cleaner and crisper presentation. Rather than regular distillation, a slow distillation process is implemented, which burns off more impurities, as well as methanol concentrates. The result is captivatingly smooth and pure. The Maestro Tequilero, Sr. Hector Davalos Abad, is a highly respected and skilled expert with over 50 years in the business of tequila distillation, over the course of which he has been responsible for the development of the profiles of several highly esteemed brands.


Comida is Kansas City’s first Culinary Arts event that showcases the cuisines of Latin America, Brazil, & Spain. The event includes visiting celebrity chefs, local chefs, restaurateurs, and cutting edge mixologists. Comida educates the community about the diversity and variety of Latin cultures through unique cuisines, specialty cocktails, visual and performing arts. Event proceeds benefit the educational programs of the Greater Kansas City Hispanic Collaborative (GKCHC), the HCCGKC’s 501c3 sister organization. Additional information can be found at

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