NMSU Chili Pepper Institute reaches Executive Chef in Long Beach

New Mexico State University’s Chile Pepper Institute, the longest established chile research program in the U.S., has attracted the interest of a chef in Long Beach, California.

Executive Chef/Co-owner of Panxa Cocina, Arthur Gonzalez, who is an avid user of green chile, wanted to come to the source of his top ingredient while also finding a way to give back to them. Gonzalez will be donating a portion of his restaurant’s earnings in September to the institute to be used toward the CPI endowed chair funding.

Michael Kirkpatrick