Miami born and raised Latino chef, Chris Valdes, has embraced many cultures through his cooking by fusing Caribbean flavors with modern influences to create iconic dishes. His relentless drive to share his passion for cooking and bringing people together led Chef Chris to create his own platform on YouTube and star in his very own series, Cooking with Chris as well as publishing his debut cookbook “One With The Kitchen”. Chef Chris has been featured on the cover of several magazines, various national TV shows such as Hallmark’s Home and Family and LIVE with Kelly and Ryan, and was a finalist on Food Network Star and Star Salvation. Chef Chris blends his passion for food with his love for the local community, and has worked with many organizations such as Florida Dairy Farmers, No Kid Hungry and the March of Dimes. The Chef donated over 50k meals to his community including first responders, seniors and families in need during the Covid-19 pandemic.