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Lorena Garcia

Lorena Garcia

Keynote Speaker: Celebrity Chef, Restaurateur, Cookbook Author & TV Host

Lorena Garcia Biography

Lorena Garcia has been focused on bringing the flavors of Latin cooking--one of the great cuisines of the world–- to a wider audience since she started cooking professionally. Her global, fresh and highly flavorful take on Latin Cuisine offers a modern fusion of classic techniques with Latin ingredients. Her life as chef, entrepreneur, cookbook author, media personality, cookware designer and restaurateur has been a celebration of the cooking and passion for food that she grew up with in her native Caracas, Venezuela with the international flavors and culinary techniques she amassed as a young chef working in some of the world’s finest restaurants.

Garcia's most ambitious restaurant project has landed her on the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. CHICA at The Venetian is a stunning celebration of Latin American cooking and hospitality showcasing flavors, influences and techniques from Venezuela, Peru, Brazil, Argentina and Mexico combined and reimagined in Garcia’s distinct global style. With Chica, Garcia has joined the ranks of the world class chefs on Restaurant Row at The Venetian including Thomas Keller &Emeril Lagasse–and now her photo proudly lives between them as the first and only woman chef on the “Wall of Culinary Titans'' outside The Venetian. Chef Garcia has expanded CHICA Restaurants to Miami and Aspen.

As one of the country's top celebrity chefs best known for her television roles on Top Chef Masters, America’s Next Great Restaurant, and multiple shows on Telemundo, Garcia has also published two bestselling cookbooks. Though she originally studied to be a lawyer, she realized she had a different calling and enrolled in cooking school. She graduated with a Bachelors degree in culinary arts from Johnson & Wales University and later received an honorary doctorate in culinary arts. Chef Garcia is currently on the board of the University.

She took her first job as an apprentice at the Ritz in Paris, and then worked her way through Italy, Japan, Korea, Thailand, and China amassing an arsenal of classical techniques and hard-core restaurant experience. In July 2002, Garcia opened her first solo restaurant, Food Café followed by Elements Tierra in Miami’s Design District. In 2011, she moved her restaurants into the airports (currently at DFW and ATL)--offering travelers Lorena Garcia Cocina, a healthier take on traditional Latin cuisine. Garcia also operates the Lorena Garcia Culinary Loft in Miami which is available for private events as well as film and television production.

Garcia’s passion and energy land her regularly on television. Fans know her from her appearances on HSN, showcasing her fresh and modern line of cookware with a splash of Latin flair known as the Lorena Bella Kitchen Collection. Most recently, Chef Garcia launched a frozen food line “Chef Lorena Garcia Latin Delights” available at Walmart nationwide. Along with her appearances on Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters” and “Top Chef All-Stars,” NBC ‘s “The Biggest Loser” and “America’s Next Great Restaurant,” she has also been featured on the CNN special documentary “Latinos in America” and as a guest on such talk programs as The Talk, The Chew and Today.

Most recently, Chef Garcia has appeared as a judge on Food Network and discovery+ “Tournament of Champions” with Guy Fieri. Her recipes have been featured in publications such as People Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Vogue, Saveur, and she has been profiled in business magazines including Kiplinger’s and Entrepreneur.

Chef Garcia always finds time to give back and her “Big Chef, Little Chef” as a comprehensive non-profit program was developed to help children and their families take control of their eating habits and, ultimately, their lives.

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Lorena Garcia Videos

Chef Lorena Garcia celebrates World Food Day with Common Threads
Chef Lorena Garcia talks Latin Grammys, new business & breaking ...
The Dish: Venezuelan chef Lorena Garcia - YouTube

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What topics does Lorena Garcia speak about?

Lorena Garcia is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Celebrity Chef, Television & Film, Diversity & Inclusion, Hispanic Heritage, College, Food & Beverage, Obesity, Family & Parenting, Health, Nutrition, Generational Issues and Business.

Where does Lorena Garcia travel from?

Lorena Garcia generally travels from Miami, FL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

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Lorena Garcia is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Celebrity Chef, Television & Film and Diversity & Inclusion. The estimated speaking fee range to book Lorena Garcia for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Lorena Garcia generally travels from Miami, FL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Art Smith, Shayla Rivera and Lizzie Velasquez. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Lorena Garcia for an upcoming event.

Speaker profile last updated by AAE Talent Team on 09/07/2024.

Lorena Garcia Videos

Chef Lorena Garcia celebrates World Food Day with Common Threads
Chef Lorena Garcia talks Latin Grammys, new business & breaking ...
The Dish: Venezuelan chef Lorena Garcia - YouTube

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