Farid Ali-Lancheros, Co-Owner of Bogota Latin Bistro, Joins the Board of Directors of the New York State Restaurant Association

PARK SLOPE, Brooklyn, NY, February 12, 2013 — Farid Ali-Lancheros, the co-owner of Bogota Latin Bistro, the popular Colombian/Pan Latin restaurant in Park Slope, was recently voted to the Board of Directors of the prestigious New York State Restaurant Association (“NYSRA.”)

Founded in 1935, NYSRA is the oldest and most comprehensive professional organization for restaurant management and advocacy in New York State. It is governed by a Board of Directors with major activities coordinated by Member Committees.

Ali-Lancheros, who was born in Bogota, Colombia and grew up in Park Slope before his family moved to Allentown, Pennsylvania when he was 9 years old, opened Bogota Latin Bistro with co-owner George Fernandez-Constantinou in 2005. The two have created a Brooklyn-based business that has become the go-to destination for lovers of Colombian/Latin cuisine from all over New York City and beyond.

“I helped create Bogota Latin Bistro to elevate Colombian cuisine and present its traditional dishes to the American masses,” said Ali-Lancheros. “I am honored to join the NYSRA Board of Directors and am ready to get to work representing all restauranteurs in the city.”

Ali-Lancheros joins fellow NYSRA board members representing TGI Fridays, Benchmarc Restaurants and Outback Steakhouse.

Bogota Latin Bistro was founded in 2005 and presently employs approximately 65 people, most who live in the borough of Brooklyn. The restaurant offers paid time off, health insurance, and a 401K plan to their employees – benefits that are rarely found in “one-unit-operation restaurants” like Bogota Latin Bistro.

Since its inception, Bogota Latin Bistro has aimed to work prominently with its community and Ali-Lancheros has strived to ensure that Bogota Latin Bistro ranks on par with the premier dining destinations in Manhattan.

“I wanted to bring a little bit of Bogota to Brooklyn and establish a restaurant that focuses on excellent Latin food, a vibrant atmosphere and stellar service,” Ali-Lancheros said.

In addition to being the co-owner of Bogota Latin Bistro, Ali-Lancheros also provides life and entrepreneurial support services via Mumtaz Coaching, a small business startup he formed to assist business owners and lay people in creating more fulfilling and meaningful lives.

Bogota Latin Bistro is located at 141 5th Avenue, at St. John’s Place in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York.

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About Bogota Latin Bistro:
Founded in 2005 by George Constantinou and Farid Ali, Bogota Latin Bistro has become the premier destination for Colombian-Pan Latin food lovers in New York City. Bogota Latin Bistro is dedicated to elevating the status of Latin foods, particularly Colombian cuisine, and culture via its food, music, service and attention to detail. Hospitality, professionalism, pride, teamwork, respect for diversity and abundance thinking are the core values that guide the efforts of Bogota Latin Bistro. In 2008 the New York Times called Bogota Latin Bistro the “most mainstream and upscale Colombian restaurant in the city.”

Bogota Latin Bistro
141 5th Ave., Park Slope
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 230-3805