CELEBRITY chef Miguel Maestre will be cooking up a Spanish storm at this year's premier Latino food festival — Culinary Carnivale — on Saturday.
The festival, is part of The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Month.
The streets of Fairfield will come to life with Latino music, entertainment and an array of flavours from South America.
Mr Maestre will cook four of his signature dishes, including a traditional paella and churros.
Originally from Spain, Mr Maestre has worked in premier kitchens around the world, has opened his own restaurant — El Toro Loco — and has had several TV appearances on shows such as MasterChef and The Circle.
The event, in its third year, is expected to topple last year's record of 7000 visitors.
Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone said Spencer Street would be transformed into a colourful street party with five hours of Latino-inspired food, music and entertainment — from 11am to 4pm. He said there would also be a variety of Latino food such as churros, empanadas, paella and caramel-infused pastries.
"Culinary Carnivale is one of the council's flagship annual events," he said. "It's a real coup to have Miguel Maestre as this year's festival ambassador and I encourage residents to invite family and friends to join in the fun at Western Sydney's number one Latino food festival."
Highlights will include traditional Latino dance and musical performances, and several soccer stars will make an appearance.