He’s the co-owner of several successful restaurants and a James Beard award-nominated chef… And, now Jose Mendin will share his trials and tribulations with the world this Hispanic Heritage Month.
The 33-year-old Puerto Rican chef—who was a semifinalist for a prestigious James Beard Foundation award, as well as Food & Wine People’s Best New Chef nominee—will be featured in a special documentary about the new generation of Latinos and their struggle to achieve their dreams.
Entitled Gen H, the documentary—set to air on Discovery en Español—will showcase the lives of Mendin and two other successful young Latinos who live in the United States and will demonstrate the passion they have for their personal projects, as well as their vision of the country and their community.
“With the premiere of our original production Gen H and the rest of our programming lineup, we want to expose the positive force and drive of this young group that follow their own rules and that, with their hard work and vision, have the power to choose their destiny,” the network’s director of content, Eileen Pineiro said in a statement.
In addition to Mendin, the program’s protagonists include Nina Johnson, an artist of Guatemalan heritage who will show her work as owner of a Miami gallery and founder of The Women of Wynwood, an organization devoted to employing women to improve that neighborhood.
Lastly, the documentary will highlight the life of Colombian Juan Felipe Valencia, who has achieved success as a musical composer for television and film.
Gen H will be broadcast on Discovery en Español on September 22. Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 – October 15.