Rico Zavaleta

I believe my style of cooking can change people’s lives. By winning I can reach & inspire more people!


Placed 5th

in the Semi-Finals

We would like to thank you for supporting Rico Zavaleta in this year's competition. Your participation allows us to aid James Beard Foundation in their mission to create a more equitable and sustainable future in the restaurant industry.


Make onions cry

Sharpen your knives and show the world why you’re the Favorite Chef.

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