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Aarón Sánchez


Aarón Sánchez is an award-winning chef, TV personality, cookbook author and philanthropist.  He is the Chef/Partner of Johnny Sánchez restaurants in New Orleans and Baltimore, 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’sMasterChef 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.