PAOLA SOLORZANO – MEXICO

CEVICHE SMACKDOWN COMPETITION: Sunday August 14 3:00pm-4:00pm

Born and raised in Mexico, Chef Paola comes from a tribe-like family, consisting of a large number of abuelas, sisters, aunties and cousins that take great pleasure in gathering at the kitchen to share recipes, stories and secrets that invariably end in flavourful feasts. Upon moving to Canada, chef Paola decided to take her passion for food to the next level, and obtained a Culinary Management diploma, and a Nutrition certificate from George Brown College.

With a broad knowledge of Mexican ingredients and flavours under her belt, Chef Paola co-founded Santo Pecado, a Mexican catering social enterprise that has been a steady success since its creation, one year ago.  Chef Paola has presented several events and workshops at Bento Miso, where she’s taken her guests from the Mexican Cantinas experience, to the most sophisticated and enigmatic dishes from the different regions of Mexico.

She can be reached at santopecado.ca@gmail.com or visit her website at www.santopecadoTO.com