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Luis Valenzuela

Luis Valenzuela

Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Luis Valenzuela has dedicated his life to the culinary arts. His passion was ignited by his grandmother and mother who taught him that ‘food is the soul of life.’ Luis moved to Toronto in 2001 to pursue his dream career and worked in some of the industry’s best kitchens, including North 44 and Bymark. Following years of intensive training, he travelled and worked with top international chefs in Italy and Spain. Today, Luis is the Executive Chef and Owner of Carmen Cocina Espanola where he prepares flavorful dishes that combine his culinary creativity with traditional Spanish recipes.

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