Jose Garces

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General Information

Name: Jose Garces

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction, Other;

Born: 1972 in Chicago, Illinois


Email: N/A

Illinois Connection

Jose was born and raised in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jose Garces was born in Chicago to Ecuadorian immigrants and often credits his family’s heritage with influencing his decision to become a chef. After several semesters at a traditional college, he enrolled in Chicago’s Kendall College and graduated from their Culinary Arts program. Garces is also the executive chef at Chicago’s Mercat a la Planxa, a Catalan restaurant where he works in collaboration with Sage Restaurant Group.

Published Works

  • Latin Evolution, Lake Island Press, 2008
  • The Latin Road Home, Lake Island Press, 2012

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Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Jose Garces on WorldCat

Jose Garces on Amazon


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