Venezuelan-born Lorena Garcia is currently one of the country’s leading chefs. Garcia left the legal world behind her and enrolled at Johnson & Wales University, graduating with a degree in culinary arts and more recently receiving an honorary doctorate degree.
With a world of choices ahead, she set out on a working culinary tour of Europe and Asia. Garcia worked at the Ritz Paris in France, La Torre del Saracino in Italy with Gennaro Esposito, Armando Scannone for Venezuelan cuisine, and Pascal Oudin at the Grand Bay Hotel in Miami; she also worked her way through Japan, Korea, Thailand and China.
Garcia is well known for her numerous accomplishments as a published author, TV series host for Emmy-nominated show El mejor de los peores for Fox Life, the co-creator, executive producer and host for Nickelodeon’s Food Hunters- Latina America and competitor on Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, season 4. Garcia has a successful chain of restaurants, “Chica”, in Las Vegas, NV, Miami, FL, and Aspen, CO. In addition to Garcia’s restaurants, the Lorena Garcia Culinary Loft located in Miami, FL is available for private events and television productions. Garcia has taken her love of cooking to the next level by creating the Lorena Bella Kitchen Collection for HSN. In Walmart nationwide, Garcia has released a frozen food line, “Doña Rosario Latin Delights”. Garcia developed “Big Chef, Little Chef” as a comprehensive non-proﬁt program to help children and their families take control of their eating habits and, ultimately, their lives.