Ronaldo Linares is a Marine Corps veteran and celebrity chef who has authored a Latino Cuisine cookbook for Diabetics which has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association. Following his Marine Corps service, Ronaldo enrolled in the Institute for Culinary Education in New York City where he graduated with high honors. In 2016, Ronaldo was named Influencer of the Year by the Latinos in Tech Innovation & Social Media (LATISM) and honored by the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey as Culinary Person of the Year. Ronaldo has showcased his culinary style on Food Network’s Chopped and Supermarket Stakeout, BBC America’s crosscountry chef competition “Chef Race,” and appearances on WNBC, Fox News, Telemundo, and Univision. He is a popular featured chef presenter and speaker at live events including the Food Network’s “Food & Wine Festival,” the Diabetes EXPO, and The International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York.
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Musical Guest: Ricky Sweum: Ricky Sweum is an American jazz saxophonist, composer, educator, and music producer. He is known for his six solo albums, dozens of sideman albums, and his 16 years of performing with and leading US Air Force Bands. Ricky is currently the leader of the jazz big band at the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West in the Bay Area, California. Ricky has performed and taught around the globe in places as wide-ranging as Carnegie Hall in New York City, remote Arctic Circle villages in Alaska, ancient Kabuki theaters in Japan, Muslim boarding schools in Indonesia, and cruise ships sailing through the Caribbean. He has played music for audiences in every US state, Canada, Australia, Japan, Korea, China, Thailand, Singapore, Mexico, and Indonesia.
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