Biography

 

Chef Juan Pablo Chavez creates freshly prepared, healthy and delicious tasting gourmet meals in the kitchens of a cross-section of New York City individuals and families.

 

He developed his passion for food while helping his grandmother in the kitchen of their Mexico City home. After years as an economist, living in both New York and London, he followed his dream and graduated from the Institute of Culinary Education. He trained at acclaimed four-star New York restaurants Per Se and Le Bernardin, then joined Whole Foods Markets as a chef. He continues to develop recipes for the company, in addition to consulting with the SoHo restaurant Papatzul on their desserts. Chef Juan Pablo has a love of great food--made out of a few simple ingredients or even more elaborate creations. While he is partial to his native Mexican regional food, he adores Mediterranean cuisines as well as modern California/American dishes, and the fresh simplicity of Australian/New Zealand preparations. He has an extensive culinary knowledge and has traveled widely to many heralded wine and gastronomic regions including Europe (England, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Austria), Asia/Pacific (Thailand, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand), and of course Latin America (Mexico, Argentina) among other places.

 

Formerly an economist, he graduated with a Masters from the London School of Economics and is a native of Mexico City. He founded Healthy Meals JPC, LLC to further his great passion for food, wine and entertaining for sophisticated clients.

 

In addition to his personal services, Chef Juan Pablo also teaches basic cooking techniques in small groups, and has developed recipes for individuals with special dietary needs. He has served as a recipe consultant and spokesperson for companies as diverse as Absolutís LEVEL vodka and The Economist magazine. Chef Juan Pablo is also available to cook for special occasions like romantic dinners or family holiday get-togethers, and offers gift certificates for his services as well.

 

Chef Juan Pablo Chavez has made his home in New York City since 1997, and is fluent in English, Spanish and French and has some knowledge of Portuguese and German. Beyond food and wine, he loves practicing yoga, swimming and enjoys all sorts of films and theatre.  

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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