Conoce a la Chef Maria Iglesias
Chef Maria Iglesias was born and raised in the beautiful city of Puebla, Mexico. She has over twenty (20) years of experience in the hospitality industry and specializes in the Mexican culinary arts. In 1985, she came to the land of opportunity, New York, and worked hard to achieve her dream. In 2000, she successfully opened her first Mexican restaurant, La Hacienda, and in 2012 launched La Adelita Restaurant Bakery in Woodside, Queens. The building was later demolished, and in 2016, Mrs. Iglesias decided to open a new restaurant in Long Island City, naming it Corazon de Mexico (“Heart of Mexico”).
In order to provide a more personalized service for food lovers, Ms. Iglesias offers her services as a personal chef for private events. She is committed to providing a unique experience that represents the culture and tradition of Mexican cuisine.
All the ingredients and recipes are made authentically. The secret sauce is a legacy that her grandmother passed on to her mother and that she will also pass on to her daughter.
For her recipes, Chef Maria uses natural ingredients and spices such as oregano, epazote, avocado leaf and bay leaf, imported directly from Mexico. These ingredients, in addition to rock salt, are used to create special sauces such as tequila sauce, orange sauce and chipotle, which add a unique flavor to the food.
Chef Maria considers herself a fighter. She is a creative, optimistic and hardworking person who is committed to achieving her goals to succeed in business.
What is the origin of the revolutionary anthem “Adelita”?
We all know the lyrics of “Adelita,” one of the most famous songs of the Mexican Revolution, but few know about its origin and history.
This revolutionary song exalts the role of women in a time of national conflict. “Las Adelitas” refers to all those women who with courage and willingness joined the revolutionary struggle, either on the front lines or as medical assistants. Many corridos deal with the subject, but “Adelita” always resonates in the minds of Mexicans.
It is said that the famous “Adelita” was the Chihuahuan Adela Velarde Pérez. She was a rebellious young woman with the conviction that there could be a better Mexico. Adela, at only 13 or 14 years old, decided to escape from her home and join the armed conflict that began on November 20, 1910, offering her medical services to the wounded inside one of the platoons of the Northern Division.
La Adelita Restaurant
La Adelita Restaurant has honored the Mexican tradition for more than 10 years, combining the right elements to ensure that each experience is a fascinating journey through our culture.
La Adelita Bakery
La Adelita Bakery has a mission to bring forth the best of the traditional bakeries of Mexico. We use the finest ingredients in our freshly baked breads, just like our ancestors did. We want to share with the whole community an unforgettable experience through our food.
Maria Bonita Catering
Maria Bonita Catering is a form of expression inspired by the Mexican origin of Chef María Iglesias that evokes flavors in an international gastronomic fusion. Our premier catering service includes a variety of international menus for a wide range of events, from meetings to formal corporate dinners and galas.
Get to know the artisanal wealth of Mexico with a wide variety of handmade goods. The so-called folk art represents a form of expression and income for many families from the different communities of our country. They also strive to claim their identity through their artistic creations.