Photos of chef Ruiz courtesy of the Pueblo Harvest Cafe.
Chef David Ruiz is the executive chef at the Pueblo Harvest Cafe in the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque and co-owner and founder of 505 Food Fights. While the goal of this podcast is to elevate Native voices, I wanted to feature David Ruiz because he’s the executive chef of this Native restaurant. There aren’t many Native restaurants out there and some Native people criticize the fact that a non-Native is running this Native restaurant. So in this podcast extra, we talk about the new menu at the cafe, his process for learning about Native food and the work he does to help the community.
Raspberry panna cotta
Smoked trout toast
Some dishes from the Alaska Brewing Co. pairing dinner on Aug. 23. Andi Murphy photos.
Chef Tristin Rogers wins round 7 of the 505 Food Fights.
Chef Rafael Zamora from Vintage 423 plates the first course at the 505 Food Fights round 7.
A plate by chef Tristin Rogers at the 505 Food Fights match on Sept. 14.
Chef Tristin Rogers tosses butter in a pan at the 505 Food Fights match on Thursday, Sept. 14 at the Pueblo Harvest Cafe.
An unfinished plate by chef Rafael Zamora.
Chefs Rafael Zamora and Tristin Rogers (back) get things on the grill during the 505 Food Fights.
Chef Tristin Rogers cuts a pineapple at the 505 Food Fights match.
Photos from the 505 Food Fights match on Thursday, Sept. 14 at the Pueblo Harvest Cafe. Andi Murphy photos.