Ema Quevedo first fell in love with cooking as a child growing up in McAllen, Texas. The chef, originally from Mexico, watched her mother for hours as she prepared delicious homemade meals. As the years went by, her passion for cooking continued to grow.
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After graduating with a degree in photography and education, she moved to New York to work for a non-profit organization. Preparing meals at the soup kitchen, she realized something was still missing in her life. This is when she decided to head back to school and become a chef. She enrolled in the Institute of Culinary Education in New York where she received her diploma in culinary arts.
She continued to expand her creativity and skills in the culinary world as a chef in PRIMEHOUSE NEW YORK working with pastries and hot appetizers. She then went on to work at Kibo as the pastry chef and most recently as the pastry chef at the Atlantic Grill. Today, Ema is the consultant for Unilever Kitchens.
With her Latin background and culinary knowledge, she develops mouthwatering recipes with a Latin kick. Her formal and informal training in the kitchen are the key ingredients that have created the perfect recipe for creating elegant and authentic dishes.
LatinoDr.org asked Chef Ema for her top pantry staples:
“When it comes to condiments, I always stock up on garlic and cilantro. These are two of my favorite ingredients that can make a world of a difference in many of the recipes I prepare, whether at home by myself, entertaining friends, or even while testing recipes at Unilever Kitchens.”
“I also always have a full stock of Knorr Chicken Flavor Bouillon cubes which are excellent for enhancing your recipes and creating great tasting meals. Beyond these, keep spices in your pantry to kick up any meal.”
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