Chef Ricardo CardonaNuevo Latino & Fusion
As a leading innovator of modern Latino cuisine, Chef Cardona has gained many notable supporters including American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez, singer Marc Anthony, actor Andy Garcia, Oscar Del La Hoya, designer Oscar De La Renta, singer Julio Iglesias, as well as, members of the New York Knicks, Mets and Yankees.
Celebrity Chef Ricardo Cardona is a self-taught chef, who gained a solid foundation of culinary knowledge, while working at some of the top French and American restaurants in the nation. Over the course of his illustrious 25 year career, Chef Cardona has successfully redefined Latin Cuisine. He captures the very essence of Latin culture and cuisine by using unique, but undeniably authentic ingredients. His dishes combine traditional concepts with a contemporary and gourmet flair. "Anybody can cook rice and beans – What I try to do is I try to invent something that's never been done before." Besides his artful mastery of Latin cuisine, his eclectic training has allowed him to become well versed in a broad range of styles and cuisines.
Chef Cardona shares his expert techniques and vigor for cooking by hosting “Que Comemos Hoy”, which is aired in the United States and Dominican Republic. He also makes regular appearances on various television shows and channels, including FOX, WPIX 11, Despierta America! and Good Morning America.