Taste of Instacart
Sazón Unleashes the Flavor for Latinx Heritage Month
In honor of Latinx Heritage Month, our Sazón community, Instacart’s Employee Resource Group for Latinx employees and their advocates, hosted educational programming under the theme of Unleash the Flavor.
From workshops and thought-provoking panels at the intersection of cultural identity, history, and representation, to tantalizing culinary experiences that brought Latinx flavors to life— the Sazón community ensured that there was something for everyone to enjoy.
This year’s programming came together with the help of a special heritage month planning committee within the ERG who created a thoughtful line-up of events to celebrate the breadth and diversity of the Latinx community at Instacart.
“I wanted to join the committee to make an impact on an event that is so important for the Latino/a/e community. I had such a great time with the events planned last year and I wanted to do my part to make sure our community at Instacart really shined,” said Estefani Morales Zanoletti, member of Sazón’s planning committee.
The month kicked off with a mouth watering hot sauce making class where dozens of employees and community members joined a virtual session to learn the history of chili peppers and how to craft a sauce that’s perfect for their taste buds and spice preference.
“The Virtual Hot Sauce Class caught my attention because it’s a unique and hands-on way to explore Latinx and Hispanic tastes and what makes our Sazón so spicy,” said ERG member Moises Trejo.
Shining a light on history and the Latinx experience, Sazón also hosted a 23andMe Genealogy journey, allowing attendees to learn about the different global ancestries represented throughout the Americas. Later in the month, the community hosted Sylvia Acevdo, former CEO of Girlscout and author of “Path To The Stars,” for a conversation focused on her inspirational journey and navigating career growth.
“All of the events underline the company’s commitment towards celebrating diversity and fostering a culture of inclusivity, which I find very inspiring and vital,” said ERG and committee member Desiree Gilroy. “I believe that each event this month has something unique to add to our employees’ understanding and appreciation of Latin heritage.”
The month wrapped up with an engaging discussion with Pabel Martinez focused on authenticity in the workplace and Viva Happy Hour events across our main offices and remotely where community members gathered to celebrate with delicious food from local vendors, live music and cultural drinks.
“Latinx Heritage Month is a time to shine a light on the variety and richness of Latinx cultures and their impact on our society,” said ERG and committee member Audrey Miller-Taylor. “It helps us learn about their stories, their achievements, and even the hurdles they’ve faced over time. Taking part in this celebration helps us appreciate each other’s unique backgrounds. It’s all about spreading understanding and respect for all cultures in our community.”
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