Venezuelan-born chef, restaurateur, TV host and published author Lorena Garcia is one of the country’s leading Latina chefs. A judge and investor on NBC’s“America’s Next Great Restaurant” and a guest chef on the season finale of Bravo’s “Top Chef All-Stars,” she also competed on season four of Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters”. August 2012 she opened her second traveler’s restaurant, Lorena Garcia Tapas at the Atlanta Airport, in the wake of her flagship Lorena Garcia Cocina in Miami. With her recipes already featured in numerous magazines, Ballantine Books published her first cookbook, Lorena Garcia’s New Latin Classics. If this weren’t enough, Taco Bell recently debuted its new Cantina Bell menu, featuring vibrant flavors and authentic recipes from Garcia’s own kitchen.
"My vision is to not only define food and cooking as an art, but to go back to the roots of cooking and showcase the process through a more simplistic, ethereal approach as an expression of life and living."
- Lorena Garcia