The Cook Around The World staff is proud to present our 2018 Celebrity Chef and lead judge for 2018 – Chef Aarón Sánchez! Chef Sánchez is an award-winning chef, TV personality, cookbook author, and philanthropist. He is the chef and owner of Mexican restaurant Johnny Sanchez, with locations in New Orleans and Baltimore, and a judge on FOX’s hit culinary competition series, MASTERCHEF.
Chef Sánchez has also co-starred on Chopped and Chopped Junior on the Food Network, and is the author of two cookbooks, “La Comida del Barrio” and “Simple Food, Big Flavor: Unforgettable Mexican-Inspired Recipes from My Kitchen to Yours.”
Not only is Chef Sánchez a successful chef in the industry, but he has worked with many charitable organizations. In 2016, he launched the Aarón Sánchez Scholarship Fund (ASSF) which provides full scholarships to aspiring chefs from the Latin community to attend the International Culinary Center in New York. He is also a Chef Ambassador for WhyHunger and Food Bank NYC, as well as a Chef Mentor for Chef’s Move.
In his spare time, Chef Sánchez loves listening to music while he is in the kitchen cooking and spends time with his son, Yuma. We’re very excited to welcome Chef Aarón Sánchez to the Cook Around The World 2018 team! Follow Cook Around The World on Facebook, Twitter (@CookAtWDW), and Instagram (CookAtWDW) for the latest updates about the event!