Verizon Wireless Makes "Dia De Tus Suenos" A Reality In Philadelphia For Fan Of Chef Jose Garces

Hispanic Heritage Month contest winner will cook and dine with "Iron Chef"

Nov 06, 2012, 16:40 ET from Verizon Wireless

TREVOSE, Pa., Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless today announced the winner of the Philadelphia region's Dia de tus Suenos or Day of Your Dreams sweepstakes held during October in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month. The lucky winner, Aliah Davis of Washington, N.J., will spend the day with acclaimed Chef Jose Garces, a Philadelphia restaurateur and star of "Iron Chef America" on the Food Network, this Friday, November 9, in Philadelphia.

"We are thrilled that Chef Garces is going to provide such a wonderful 'Day of Your Dreams' experience for Aliah," said Mario Turco, president of Verizon Wireless' Philadelphia Tri-State Region. "Chef Garces embodies ambition and talent, and he is a wonderful example to young people looking to expand and take full advantage of their own creative abilities and talents."

The winner's experience will begin at the Verizon Wireless store at 11th and Market Streets in Philadelphia, where Garces will sign copies of his new book, "The Latin Road Home," for fans, and Davis will be presented with a check for $1,000 and a Verizon Wireless 4G LTE tablet. The winner will also accompany Garces on a private tour of his restaurant J.G. Domestic at 2929 Arch Street, followed by a cooking lesson and dinner.

Verizon Wireless is a strong supporter of multi-cultural initiatives through high-profile national campaigns and diversity. With these sweepstakes, Verizon Wireless gives a platform to everybody to share their personal stories, and encourages the community to celebrate the contributions of the Hispanic population to our nation's culture.

For more information about the Day of Your Dreams contest, visit

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