The International Academy of Gastronomy recognized the work of Mexican chef Isabella Dorantes, making her the first Latin American woman to receive this mention.
The president of the Mexican Academy of Gastronomy, Alfonso de Robina, said that “spreading and enhancing Mexican gastronomy is an honor, and what better’s than doing it by supporting and recognizing those who make gastronomy a pleasure and contribute to this heritage of our country” .
Dorantes, a member of the organization, has made the flavors pop in recognized national and international cuisines, and is representative of Mexican cuisine with diverse participation in contests worldwide.
Isabella Dorantes has great professional training, starting at the Camino Real Hotel under the tutelage of Chef Alejandro Heredia and excellent French bases as a pupil of Chef Olivier Lombard. In addition, Isabella also trained in Lyon, France, in the famous restaurant of Pierre Orsi, awarded with two Michelin stars. She has also held festivals at the Hotel Ritz and Plaza Athenée in Paris, Madrid and Chicago.
She conducted the TV show Sabores de México on the Gourmet.com channel, and has been a teacher in multiple courses and seminars. Isabella is recognized for having represented Mexico in the Bocuse d’Or, where she had a prominent participation. Chef Dorantes was also a judge representing Mexico in the last edition of the Bocuse d’Or, is a member of the Culinary Academy of France, the Mexican Academy of Gastronomy, and has the Medal of Honor Disciple of Auguste Escoffier, gold medal and Diploma de Honor of the Académie Culinaire de France, in addition to the trophy Chef of the Year Vatel 19. A talent worth celebrating as one of the greatest chefs in Mexico.