Celebrity Chef Rich Bayless - Cinco De Mayo Recipes
Damien Zamudio - One of New York’s finest Starbucks Baristas
Chef Roberto Santibanez "The Top Mexican Chef in America"
As with Most legendary chefs, his love affair with cooking began as a young boy when his grandmother, a “word traveler,” taught him that food preparation does not always have to be by the (recipe) book. After working in kitchens throughout college, Santibanez went on to strengthen his classical culinary foundations at the renowned Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. After graduating from the renowned Le Cordon Bleu culinary school, he opened several highly acclaimed restaurants in Mexico City and spent four years as executive chef at Fonda San Miguel in Austin, Texas. While there, The Austin Chronicle named him “Best Chef” and The Austin American-Statesman gave his food five stars. In 2002, he left to become the Culinary Director for Rosa Mexicano restaurants, which during his tenure Zagat Survey called the “gold standard for upscale Mexican dining." At Fonda, his new restaurant, he applies more than two decades of devotion to the cuisine of his native country, bringing the kind of contemporary, urban Mexican food you’d find in Mexico City to a relaxed, fun atmosphere in Brooklyn. Roberto Santibañez, the culinary director of Rosa Mexicano, has been featured in Martha Stewart Living, Bon Appétit, Gourmet, Life, Us, Self, and The Washington Post; this is his first book. Rosa Mexicano opened its doors in 1984; more than two decades later, there are three outposts in New York City, one apiece in Washington and Atlanta, one in Palm Beach, and two new ones opening in Miami and Hackensack, New Jersey.
"Taste of Home" Food Director Diane Werner
O'NEAL HAMPTON (Eliminated Contestant NBC's "The Biggest Loser")