SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Puerto Rico’s most celebrated chef, James Beard Award honoree Jose Enrique, cooked for the closing gala dinner and fundraiser at the Beet Retreat last Thursday evening at the 400-year-old Spanish fort, Castillo San Cristobal.

The chef, who owns his namesake restaurants in San Juan and at the St. Regis resort in Rio Grande, was lauded by Bon Appetite magazine as the Man Behind the Puerto Rico’s Local Food Scene.

As he was prepping the dinner, Beet.TV interviewed him about his approach to cooking in Puerto Rico. You can find the evening’s menu here (Yes, he included beets.)

Proceeds from the evening were raised for the Boys & Girls Club of Puerto Rico. To make a tax-deductible contribution to this worthy group , please visit this page. To make contribution to the preservation of San Cristobal, visit this page.

The dinner sponsor was Amobee.

Beet Retreat Participants at the Castillo San Cristobal

This video was produced in San Juan, Puerto Rico at the Beet.TV executive retreat. Please find more videos from the series on this page. The Beet Retreat was presented by NCC along with Amobee, Dish Media, Oath and Google.

Beet Retreat, San Juan, November 2018