Photography by Mariliana Arvelo

Photography by Mariliana Arvelo

About

Chef Adriana Urbina was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. She started cooking at the early age of 12 and graduated with a double culinary degree from L'Ecole de Cuisine Alain Ducasse in France and Sumito Estévez’s Culinary Institute.

After working for several restaurants in her home country, she took her first important job as an apprentice at Michelin 3-star restaurant in Spain, Martín Berasategui, and then worked her way through multiple fine dining restaurants in France and New York City. She has lead kitchens like Nolita's James Beard Award-Winning DeMaria and founded in 2013 her own Venezuelan Inspired pop-up restaurant, that has traveled in more than 8 cities around the US and named as one of the best Venezuelan-NYC dining experiences by Eater.

Urbina is also a Three-time Winner of Food Network's “Chopped” including “Chopped Grand Championship” Currently being the only Latin American Female Chef that has ever won this title.

Her mission is being able to give a deeper meaning to the dining experiences and give back to those who needed it the most. She is actively supporting numerous organizations in her home country Venezuela.

Adriana's cuisine aims to be a celebration of the cooking and passion for food that she grew up with and the international flavors and culinary techniques she amassed working in some of the world’s finest restaurants