LOS ANGELES, March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Baseball season takes on a whole new meaning this year as Chef Merito joins the Los Angeles Dodgers to celebrate Latino culture through the Viva Los Dodgers year-long initiative. Chef Merito, named the Official Seasoning of the Los Angeles Dodgers, will be on hand at every Viva Los Dodgers event to serve mouth-watering carne asada tacos to thousands of Dodger fans. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130327/LA84675) Viva Los Dodgers Days, a season-long initiative, is now in its fourth year. The family-friendly pregame festival is held in lot 6 two hours prior to each Sunday's home game and is free with a Dodger game ticket for each Sunday game. Fans can enjoy live music and family-friendly activities. La Gran Fiesta on Saturday, September 14 is the last Viva Los Dodgers event and is the Dodgers' marquee National Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. "The Dodgers have a strong history of honoring Latino heritage and what better way to celebrate that than through authentic, delicious food," said Jose Corugedo, CEO for Chef Merito. For 28 years, Van Nuys-based Chef Merito has been a leader in the creation, production, and distribution of seasonings, spices, and blends catering to the ever-growing Hispanic market. All are based on our own unique recipes designed especially for consumers of Latin American, Mexican, and Spanish foods. In addition, we provide specialty foods of the highest quality to families, retailers, distributors and institutional customers, throughout the U.S. and Mexico. These products include breading mixes, batters, marinades and other specialty products. Our products are used by consumers, chefs, and establishments serving fine, authentic Latin cuisine. Each Chef Merito recipe such as its carne asada seasoning, adobo marinade and achiote paste was personally created in the kitchen of Plinio Garcia Sr. The company is now run by a two generations of the Garcia family members. Attendees at Viva Los Dodgers events will also be treated to Chef Merito samples and the chance to win prizes such as bountiful product gift baskets.