2018 Talent

Maribel Rivero

Executive Chef, Yuyo

Chef Maribel has spent extensive time in Peru, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, and her native country of Bolivia. Her training in Latin American cuisine included working alongside world-class chefs in Lima, including Pedro Miguel Schiaffino and Virgilio Martinez, as well as with large families in their home kitchens. Her understanding of the complexities of Peruvian food reflects the various ethnicities of Peru: African, indigenous Peruvians, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, and other European peoples. A mix of cultures comes together to explore the bounty of the land from the Amazon, the Andes, the desert, and the Pacific Ocean.