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The Taste’s Guest Mentor: Aaron Sanchez

By Jeannette Park | January 16, 2014

Photo courtesy of Aaron Sanchez

Photo courtesy of Aaron Sanchez

Aarón Sánchez is the co-star of Food Network’s hit series,  Chopped, as well as the star of FOX Life’s #1 rated series Aarón Loves NY and their new travel-food series MOTOCHEFS. Aarón is the chef/owner of Mestizo, located in Leawood, Kansas. He is also the culinary visionary behind Crossroads at House of Blues nationwide. The son of celebrated Mexican cooking authority Zarela Martinez, Aarón’s passion, commitment and skills have placed him among the country’s leading contemporary Latin chefs.

In addition to being a restaurateur, television personality, consultant and spokesperson, Sánchez is an author and entrepreneur. His first book, “La Comida del Barrio”, was published in May 2003. His second book, “Simple Food, Big Flavor: Unforgettable Mexican-Inspired Recipes from My Kitchen to Yours”, was released in October 2011. Sánchez also designed the first-ever signature chef shoe line for MOZO Shoes.

Sánchez’s creativity extends far beyond the kitchen. He is an admirer of the arts – so much in fact that he has tattooed nearly his entire body with portraits and vivid artwork. Sánchez, an avid music lover, enjoys cooking to the sounds of Alabama Shakes, Amos Lee, Sade, and The Cure. Sánchez lives in Brooklyn, New York. Check out Chef Aarón’s appearance on The Taste tonight, and click here for his guilty pleasure recipe for Lobster and Crab Enchiladas.

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