Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Bio - Douglas Rodriguez

Douglas Rodriguez started his culinary studies at Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. Rodriguez is well known for being the "Godfather" of Latin Cuisine and coining the phrase “Nuevo Latino” in his first book in 1997. As Chef/Founder of Patria Restaurant, he received a 3-star review in The New York Times. James Beard Award Winner for “Rising Star Chef” in 1996, Rodriguez currently has Alma De Cuba in Philadelphia, Deseo in Scottsdale, Arizona and OLA Miami in South Beach. In 2003, he moved back to Miami to Open OLA Restaurant. Rodriguez is currently nominated for "Best Chef South Region" for the 2009 James Beard Awards.

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