Aarón Sánchez is an award-winning chef, TV personality, cookbook author and philanthropist. He is the Chef/Partner of Johnny Sánchez restaurant in New Orleans, and the co-star of Food Network’s Chopped and Chopped Junior. Aarón is passionate about preserving his family’s legacy through food and encouraging diversity in the kitchen.
Aarón received a James Beard award for Television Studio Program (2014) and hosted the Emmy-nominated Cooking Channel series, Taco Trip. In summer 2016, he will appear as a recurring judge on Fox’s MasterChef and MasterChef Junior.
He has written two books, “La Comida del Barrio” (May 2003) and “Simple Food, Big Flavor: Unforgettable Mexican-Inspired Recipes from My Kitchen to Yours” (October 2011).
Aarón is a Chef Ambassador for WhyHunger and Food Bank NYC. He is also a mentor for Chefs Move!, a scholarship program in New Orleans, LA.
He is a partner at Daredevil Tattoo, an acclaimed tattoo shop and museum, in New York. He has a son, Yuma, and lives in New Orleans.