LUIS VALENZUELA – MEXICO
Free live demo: August 9th (2pm – 3pm)
Luis Valenzuela was born in Guadalajara, Mexico. He moved to Canada in 2001, beginning his career at North 44 restaurant under renowned chef Mark McEwan.
He apprenticed much of the time under Executive Chef Andrew Ellerby, and attributes much of his knowledge and passion to this experience.
Luis also worked under renowned Italian Chef Bruno Barrbieri in Verona, Italy, and with Chef Adolfo Munoz from Toledo, Spain. His career so far has shaped him as the Chef of Café Cinquecento in 2006, and today Luis is one of the youngest accomplished Chefs of the city, running the kitchen of Torito Tapas Bar in Kensington Market since 2007.
Recently just opened and Co-own a Spanish restaurant focusing on paellas and tapas. Carmen Cocina Espanola.
Enroute Magazine nominated Carmen as one of the best new restaurants in Canada for 2013.