Celebrity Chef Omi Hopper Hosts Meet and Greet, "Next Level Chef" Viewing Party at NMPRAC
Fan Meet and Greet, Museum Member VIP Reception and Watch-Party Celebrate “Next Level Chef” Contestant April 27, 2023
CHICAGO, Illinois (April 10, 2023) – The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture today announced events honoring celebrity chef Omi Hopper from “Next Level Chef”, to be held on Thursday, April 27, 2023. Hopper will host Coffee con Omi from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m., where she will meet and greet fans, sign autographs and take selfies. Later that evening, Hopper will host a Museum Members VIP reception and watch-party for the newest episode of “Next Level Chef,” which airs nationwide on Fox at 7 p.m. Central.
Omi Hopper, best known as @CookingConOmi across her social media channels, began recording her experience cooking for her family during the COVID pandemic shutdown. With a husband and four sons, she was constantly preparing delicious meals for the whole family, and found that cooking helped keep her Puerto Rican traditions alive while keeping herself busy.
Born in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, Omi moved to Providence, Rhode Island at the age of 11. She fondly remembers the summers she spent at her grandparents’ farm in Puerto Rico, and wanted to keep those traditions alive for herself and for her children.
What Omi created clearly resonated with fans all around the world. Her videos went viral almost immediately, garnering tens of thousands of views. Today, “Cooking con Omi” has more than half a million followers on TikTok, 288,000 followers on Instagram, and more than 56,000 followers on YouTube. Omi can be seen on the current season of Fox’s “Next Level Chef,” which premiered February 12 and airs Thursdays at 7 p.m. Central.
Cooking con Omi events at the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture are free but require tickets for admission. Tickets to Coffee con Omi (2:30 - 4:30 p.m.) are available at www.nmprac.org; the events will be held at the Museum at 3015 W. Division St. in Chicago.