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Grace Ramirez

Grace Ramirez reaches global audiences as a chef, dedicated humanitarian, activist,  media personality and entrepreneur. Rooted in a celebration of Latin American traditions with an eye toward updating them for today’s consumers, her game-changing work harnesses the power of sustainability and seasonality to feed a brighter future.  

Ramirez was one of the Food Network’s first Latina producers and directors, working on “Throwdown! with Bobby Flay” before eventually took a bold step in front of the camera, competing on the first season of “Master Chef.” With encouragement from Gordon Ramsay, she decided to pursue a culinary career, and landed a scholarship to the prestigious French Culinary Institute.  

Born in Miami to a Venezuelan family, Ramirez grew up among influences from an array of Latin countries. She also spent time in New Zealand, where she was drawn to the hunter-gatherer mentality and immersed herself in holistic techniques like the nose-to-tail cooking approach and garden-to-table sourcing movement — sustainable practices that still serve as the heartbeat behind her work.  

Now based in New York City, Ramirez has been a host for Food Network U.S., Cooking Channel, Discovery en Espanol, and Hogar de HGTV. She is also an activist committed to making the world a better place through food, and was honored as a hometown hero by the city of New York for her work with World Central Kitchen during the COVID-19 pandemic.