Chef Aaron Sanchez
Nov 26, 2020
EP 65 - Chef Aaron Sanchez
Today on the Pretty Intense Podcast we are drinking wine with Chef Aarón Sánchez. Thank you @somniumwine! Chef Aarón Sánchez you will all know from FOX’s hit culinary competition series MasterChef and MasterChef Junior .Chef Aarón is a chef of passion. You will hear in this interview an artist that speaks from his heart. An artist that lives, breathes, eats, and sleeps, his craft. He never tires of of his craft. He is always respectful and grateful for the opportunities cooking has brought him. He shares with us stories of his mother who was also an amazing and talented chef. Chef Aarón brings a modern and artistically edgy touch to food with thousands of years of tradition. We enjoy some wine, we talk about love, dating, lovers, and all things life in general. You will fall in love with the charisma and true artistic aura of Chef Aarón Sánchez. Enjoy this episode.
Aarón Sánchez is an award-winning chef, TV personality, author and philanthropist. He is chef/owner of Johnny Sánchez in New Orleans, and a judge on FOX’s hit culinary competition series MasterChef and MasterChef Junior. He is partner/creative director of Cocina, the first online content platform dedicated to celebrating Latin lifestyle through its vibrant culinary culture. Aarón grew up in the restaurant business and is passionate about preserving his family’s legacy through food and encouraging diversity in the kitchen. Aarón has starred in multiple Food Network shows, most notably as a judge on Chopped and Chopped Jr. He was the host of Cooking Channel’s Emmy-nominated series, Taco Trip, and has appeared on a numerous other shows including; Iron Chef and Best Thing I Ever Ate. Additionally, Aarón hosted two Spanish-language shows on Fox Life, 3 Minutos con Aarón and MOTOCHEFS. A third-generation cookbook author, Aarón has written two cookbooks - “La Comida del Barrio” and “Simple Food, Big Flavor”. In fall 2019 he published a memoir titled “Where I Come From: Life Lessons From a Latino Chef”. Aarón has won a James Beard Award for Television Studio Program and was recognized by the Hispanic Federation with the Premio Orgullo Award for being a leader in the Hispanic community. In 2016, Aarón founded the Aarón Sánchez Scholarship Fund (ASSF), an initiative empowering aspiring chefs from the Latin community. ASSF provides recipients with full culinary scholarships to the International Culinary Center (ICC) in New York City and ongoing mentorship. Aarón’s love for the arts extends beyond the kitchen. He is a partner in world-renowned tattoo shop and museum, Daredevil Tattoo in NYC. An avid music lover, he enjoys cooking to the sounds of Portugal the Man, Shakey Graves, Café Tacvba, Alabama Shakes, Tank and The Bangas, Amos Lee, Lianne La Havas, and Lenny Kravitz. He has a son, Yuma, and lives in New Orleans, LA.