The Hope Matrix


In this episode of The Hope Matrix Podcast, we explore the inspiring journey of Grace Ramirez, a chef, dedicated humanitarian, educator, author, and TV personality.


Chef Grace Ramirez takes us on a captivating journey from her humble beginnings to becoming a trailblazer in higher education representation with Latina Cuisine. She shares her experiences, highlighting the importance of trust, perseverance, and seizing unexpected opportunities. Emphasizing mentorship, divine inspiration, and inclusivity, Chef Grace reveals how she creates space at the table for others.


Discover Chef Grace’s remarkable story of hope, determination, and unwavering commitment to making a difference. Through her work, she not only transforms recipes but also lives, empowering individuals to believe in themselves and pursue their dreams.


Host Kathryn Goetzke reflects on the significance of Chef Grace’s narrative in activating hope and empowering individuals, particularly young Latina women. Tune in to uncover the transformative power of passion, purpose, and unwavering belief in making a positive impact on the world.


Chef Grace was part of the production team behind the first-of-its kind Day of the Dead celebration at Times Square, and was awarded the “Excellence in Philanthropy” recognition at the Grace Awards 2023 by St. Anne’s Corner of Harm Reduction. She was also featured by CherryBombe’s 100 most Influential Women in Hospitality, People En Español’s Most Powerful Latina in 2021, recognized as a Covid-19 Hero by the City of New York, and honored by the Puerto Rican Bar Association with the Distinguished Latina Star Award for volunteer efforts with World Central Kitchen.



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