National Hispanic Heritage month is HERE, and needless to say: we're in full-on celebration mode!
If you're looking for a fun, authentic way to celebrate with your co-workers, team members, friend group or family, we have just the thing for you.
Here, we're sharing 4 ways that you can celebrate National Hispanic Heritage month–from the comfort of your own kitchen, or out on the town.
Keep scrolling for the details...
First of All: What is Hispanic Heritage Month?
Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15) is an annual celebration in the United States that honors the history, culture, and contributions of Americans whose ancestry can be traced to 20 countries and one territory — which includes Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Spain.
President Ronald Reagan established this month-long celebration in 1988 to recognize the contributions Hispanic & Latin American people have made to our country, and it’s still widely celebrated today!
Though we should never wait for an annual event or holiday to take pride in or celebrate someone’s ethnic background, Latinx and Hispanic Americans use this as an opportunity to honor their respective cultures and ancestral backgrounds.
Why You Should Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month At Work
Hispanic Heritage Month is an excellent opportunity to learn about the contributions of Hispanic and Latinx people throughout history.
It’s a time to reflect on the history of Latinx people in America, and it’s also a time to recognize that there is still work to be done to ensure that all people have equal opportunities.
So, let’s get into some of the best Hispanic Heritage Month ideas for your team!
3 Ways to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Your Team
1. Host a Corporate Cooking Class for Hispanic Heritage Month
Cooking classes are some of the most popular ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month.
If you’re feeling ambitious, ask your coworkers what they’d like to cook! These corporate cooking classes are great for team bonding, especially when they involve food from different cultures.
Here are some upcoming online cooking classes:
In-person corporate cooking class | Venice Beach, CA
2. Make a Playlist + Host an Office Party
Don't have too much time to plan an elaborate Hispanic Heritage celebration for your team? No sweat, you're probably busy!
If you're short on time and resources, you can host an office party with the help of a good Hispanic Heritage month playlist and some decorations–bonus points if you bring in some homemade salsa and chips!
3. Make Your Team a Hispanic Heritage Month Treat
Got a little extra time to prepare? How about learn to make Homemade Tortillas & Mexican Salsas or some Tacos de Carne Asada? Delight your team member or friends with a new recipe that celebrates the best of this vibrant culture, with a recipe developed by Chef Natalia Luna, live from Mexico City!
With our in-person and online cooking classes, we've got you covered. Learn to cook like a pro and wow your team with a Hispanic Heritage month treat next time you go into the office.
4. Put the "Happy" in Happy Hour
Instead of drinks down the street, how about bringing the party to the office? With easy-to-make cocktails in the spirit of Hispanic Heritage month, everyone can become a bartender with a few simple ingredients.
Here's a selection of our favorite cocktail recipes, in support of Latinx owned businesses:
Want to host a cooking class for your team? Book a call with our team to learn how to make Hispanic Heritage Month especially festive this year: