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Meet the Chef: Jose Antonio Sosa
We’re proud to work with some of the best and brightest chefs in South Florida, and excited to bring their talents to you — our diners! In case you missed it last week, the Miami Food Porn blog wrote about Eat In Chef and Chef Noelia. This week, we’re introducing you to Chef Jose Antonio Sosa!
Chef Jose is a native of Venezuela, but is now working with us in Miami. We’ve recently featured two of his menus: “Mussels, Shrimp, and Baklava Deliciousness” and “Tasty Glory“. In this Q&A, he tells us about his love for food, and how he hopes to share it with others through his cooking.
What’s your name?
Jose Antonio Sosa
Where will you be cooking for Eat In Chef?
I will initially be cooking in Miami, but after that, there are no limits!
Tell us about your professional cooking experience.
So far, I have over 25 years of experience as a professional chef. I’ve worked in numerous branches of the culinary industry — from working as a culinary professor in Venezuela, to cooking for catering and banquets, private events, and private homes. Most recently, however, I’ve been working on several private yachts. I’ve even competed in several culinary competitions and have received awards for my cooking!
Why did you want to work with Eat In Chef?
To spread love through food.
What inspired your love for food and cooking?
My family, especially my grandmother. She taught me that cooking is an act of love. Plus, being a chef makes me feel like a rock star!
Why is food important to you?
Here are some of my favorite quotes by Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin that can explain this better than I ever could:
“Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are.”
“The discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness of the human race than the discovery of a star.”
“The fate of a nation depends on what they eat.”
Do you have a signature dish? If so, why do you think this dish best represents you?
I actually have many, but if I had to pick one, I would say hallaca. It’s the most popular Christmas dish in Venezuela, which is fitting because I was born on Christmas in 1978!
How do you think diners can use Eat In Chef to improve their wellness and overall quality of life?
I believe that there’s no better way to unite people and express joy, love, and well-being than sharing food. No matter our differences, we all become one when we eat together.
What’s your favorite food?
I always feel like I’m leaving something out when I answer this question, but some of my favorite foods are pasta, pork belly, pork jowls, duck breast, octopus, calamari, shrimp, oysters, sardines, sea bass, and cod.
When you’re not cooking for others, where do you like to eat?
Anywhere that the food is authentic and prepared by someone who is passionate about their craft.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I love spear-fishing and eating the catch of the day right on the spot. I bring my mise en place so I can make ceviche as soon as I catch some fish!
Click here to view Chef Jose’s profile page, where you can check out his available menus and request him for your next meal.
Posted on August 17th, 2016 by Ara Galarza