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Chef Chat: Santiago Gomez Goes Farm-to-Taco for Miami

Let's take a little trip from Mexico to Miami... Chef Santiago Gomez began his culinary career south of the border, in Mexico City. Today, the 33-year-old mexicano is the executive chef of Miami hotspot Cantina La Veinte , where he creates dishes that reflect his upbringing and early years indulging in traditional Mexican cuisine.

Ahead, we chatted with Gomez on his Mexican pride, Miami cuisine and more!

What first attracted you to the kitchen?

I started my way working as a delivery man for a seafood company, and every time I went to the restaurants and met the chefs I thought, 'How cool is this guy´s job?! I want to be like him.'

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