Culinary Ambassador to the Riviera Nayarit, Chef Betty Vázquez, has received the 2017 National Tourism Education Award given by the Mexican Association of Higher Education in Tourism and Gastronomy (Amestur, by its acronym in Spanish), in recognition of the high quality of Vazquez’s activities in support of culinary education, tourism and national culture.
She will receive the award on October 12 in the city of Zacatecas during the 6th International Conference on Touristic and Socio-Cultural Advancement.
Chef Betty shared her joy and gratitude for the award. “The union of tourism and gastronomy is something I’ve been working on forever with pride and enthusiasm, though sometimes it can almost be painful because enough isn’t done about it. Today my work brings me much satisfaction,” she commented.
Betty Vázquez has a career that spans 37 years, and for the past decade she has championed the gastronomy of Nayarit. Her creations have brought her recognition from national and international entities; she has also been an active participant in festivals, conferences, seminars, publications and reality shows such as Master Chef México, and the guest of honor representing Mexican cuisine in different countries and festivals around the world.