Gregarious and gorgeous, Grace Ramirez sizzles with style in the kitchen. Grace has mixed the flavor of a dozen Latino cuisines with her edgy style to create an award-winning iconic brand: LA LATINA
The Miami-born chef was raised in Venezuela and combines comforting soul food with her own culinary chic. When the former MASTERCHEF USA contestant isn’t creating dishes to die for, she’s making people hungry with #gooeyfoods, she’s also the host of Food Network LATAM: DESTINO CON SABOR, currently airing throughout Mexico and Latin America, and is also an expert Judge on one of New Zealand’s highest rated shows: MY KITCHEN RULES which airs in New Zealand, the UK and Asia.
The former producer and director spent over a decade working for some of the largest TV Networks in the industry. First at Viacom: under Nickelodeon, then MTV and finally ending her role as a TV Producer at the Food Network. But the kitchen and its “magic powers” were always calling her, so Grace made the life-changing decision to quit her hard-won job on the network’s biggest show, THROWDOWN WITH BOBBY FLAY, and auditioned for the first series of MASTERCHEF USA. Selected from 60,000 people to compete in the Gordon Ramsey show, Grace made it to the second round, and Chef Ramsey encouraged her to get formal training and come back. She went after her formal training and won a scholarship to the prestigious French Culinary Institute in New York City while attending cooking school she was working at Eataly, but when her husband got a job in New Zealand, Grace was hungry for a new culinary adventure.