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Aaron Sanchez        

Host of Food Network's "Chef vs. City"; Executive Chef/ Owner of NYC restaurants Centrico and Paladar

Aarn Sanchez is the co-star of two Food Network hit series (Chopped and Heat Seekers) and the chef/owner of Kansas Citys Mestizo. He is also the culinary visionary behind Crossroads at House of Blues nationwide and Tacombi Tacqueria in New York City. The son of celebrated Mexican cooking authority Zarela Martinez, Sanchezs passion, commitment and skills have placed him among the countrys leading contemporary Latin chefs.

Snchezs cooking transforms the familiar (New York Magazine) with his take on Latin favorites. Celebrated by critics and contemporaries alike, Snchez recently appeared at the White House as a celebrity guest chef and received the National Award at the Flavors of Passion Awards, honoring the nations best Latin chefs. The bilingual Snchez was tapped as the spokesperson for Bud Lights Amigos y Carne Asada national grilling campaign for 2012 & 2013.

Snchez has starred on multiple Food Network shows including: Heat Seekers, Chefs vs. City, Chopped, Best Thing I Ever Ate, and Dear Food Network Thanksgiving Special. In 2011 Sanchez appeared on the debut season of The Best Thing I Ever Made, where Food Network stars share their culinary secrets.

In addition to being a restaurateur, television personality, consultant and spokesperson, Snchez 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. Snchez also designed the first ever signature chef shoe line for MOZO Shoes.

Snchezs 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. An avid music lover, he enjoys cooking to the sounds of Alabama Shakes, Amos Lee, Sade and The Cure. Snchez lives in Brooklyn with his family.

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