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Community Kitchen: Arepas with Alex Dorros and Sandra Marulanda of Siembra

Sunday, April 23 @ 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands
5513 S Cloverdale St
Seattle, WA 98118 United States
Sunday, April 23
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands
5513 S Cloverdale St
Seattle, WA 98118 United States

Join us this April to learn all about Colombian-style arepas! Arepas are delectable, ground corn patties that have been enjoyed in South America since long before colonization. They are a bit like thick tortillas and enjoyed either split and stuffed or with juicy toppings and sauces.

As always, we’ll be sending folks home with the recipes but this time we have an extra special treat. Our guest chefs, Alex Dorros and his mother Sandra Marulanda, will be doing a demonstration on just how to make our own arepas at home! They’ll be bringing their heritage flavors from Peru and Colombia mixed with local seasonal ingredients for all to enjoy. If you want to get up close and personal to the recipe, you’re welcome to volunteer below.

We ask that you RSVP (below) for this free, family friendly event so we can have a good head count.

Fully Vegan Menu:

  • Aji de Squash – a play off of aji de gallina, this will be a creamy vegan dish featuring local roasted squash.
  • Mushroom Saltado – this dish pays homage to the Chinese diaspora in Peru, featuring mushrooms in a Chifa (Chinese Peruvian) gravy.
  • The dishes above will be served on freshly made arepas.
  • Dessert – a vegan and nut-free arroz con leche (rice pudding).

What to Expect

  • Following public health guidelines, masks are optional and proof of vaccination is not required.
  • We will have limited indoor space and additional outdoor, covered seating areas with propane heaters. Dress accordingly.
  • Everyone is welcome! Invite friends and family to share a meal with us by registering for yourselves and others.
  • Suggested cash donation during the event of $3 per person, or $10 per family, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
  • Onsite parking is available, but we encourage visitors to walk, bike or take the bus, if possible.


Guests are welcomed and encouraged to volunteer beforehand to help prepare the food, set-up, or to help clean afterwards.