Jose Garces

Chef Jose Garces opened his first restaurant, Amada, in 2005, with the goal of exploring the rich tradition of Spanish tapas. Since then, he has emerged as an enormous talent and one of the nation’s most gifted young chefs. He has opened twelve additional restaurants across the country, been named the James Beard Foundation’s “Best Chef Mid-Atlantic,” and won Food Network’s The Next Iron Chef. He has authored two stunning cookbooks, Latin Evolution and The Latin Road Home.

Diana Kuan