We sat down to chat with Chef Rogelio. Here's what we learned!
Born in the heart of Mexico City, Chef Rogelio García has been working in the kitchen since he was 15. He was raised by a single mother in Los Angeles who was a nurse fond of cooking homegrown dishes—by the way, his mom makes the best holiday flans! As the situation in LA began to feel unsafe, they moved to Napa Valley, bringing with them a passion and love for traditional Mexican cuisine.
Working his way up as an internationally-acclaimed chef wasn’t a walk in the park. Chef García started washing dishes, then working at local bistros, then handling paperwork for restaurants, to assisting executive chefs to finally being one of the world’s most sought-after chefs at some of the most renowned, Michelin-starred restaurants in the Bay Area.
When we asked what brought him back to the Bay Area, his response was simple: He wants to take the lessons he learned back to his home, highlighting his Mexican roots and never forgetting NorCal and its ingredients. He believes one of the best things he brought home is Fried Chicken Tacos, which he's sharing with the Truffle Shuffle Family.
Chef Rogelio proudly fosters relationships with local farmers, notably the heirloom corn masa from Napa Valley we’re using in his cooking experience. Oh, and we’re also making his mother’s classic, bright, tasty (with just a touch of heat) salsa—definitely what we’re most looking forward to in this class!
So, if you're serious about serving an authentic Mexican dish to your tables, let’s put those skills to the test! Book the experience now to learn to make fried chicken tacos from scratch with celebrity chef Rogelio Garcia!