Cooking is not a duty, is a lifestyle.
Doreen Colondres is the creator of The Kitchen Doesn’t Bite and the cookbook author of La Cocina No Muerde, published by Penguin Random House.
An active media personality, certified wine connoisseur, and tireless world traveler.
Passionate about cooking with fresh, seasonal ingredients, Chef Doreen Colondres mission relies on encouraging people to enjoy cooking and to embrace the time we spend eating. “Beyond a day to day task, cooking is a powerful heritage and a rich tradition that can be relaxing, fun, sexy, romantic but and more importantly, healthy”.
Doreen hosts frequent cooking segments on Telemundo and Univisión and hosted 3 cooking shows with FoxLife & Utilísima in Latin America.
Her recent partnerships includes Barilla Pasta, the National Pork Board for the Pork es Sabor campaign, Hass Avocado and the American Heart Association for the Healthy for Good campaign. In 2018, she also partnered as Corporate Chef for the prestigious Spanish brand Fermin, producer of the authentic Jamón Iberico de Bellota. And for the past four years she has been a Chef Ambassador for Novo Nordisk Pharmaceutical. Since 2014, Doreen travels the nation inspiring us to live a healthier lifestyle with a powerful campaign to increase awareness about obesity and diabetes.
In 2015, she designed a healthy meal plan for Univision’s campaign Reto28, to encourage Latinos to live a healthier life. The campaign was supported by the John Hopkins Hospital and the American Heart Association and it achieved more than half a million subscribers in 2 weeks.
Doreen is also a passionate wine lover. In 2014, Doreen became the first Hispanic Celebrity Chef for Bordeaux Wine Council, the most prestigious wine region in the world. In 2015, worked as a judge and spokesperson for the DO Ribera del Duero 2011 vintage in Spain and in 2016, she was adventurous enough to work her first harvest season at Chateau Biac in Bordeaux, France. Bodegas Monteviejo selected her for two consecutive years as a chef for the prestigious Park Hyatt Mendoza Master of Food and Wine in Argentina.
Her weekly articles feature in more than 10 outlets around the nation and she was a successful Food and Wine Editor for Meredith Publishing for 7 years.
Doreen is certified with Wine & Spirits Education Trust L2 (WSET), Court of Master Sommelier L1, US Sommelier Association L2 and École du Vin in Bordeaux. She has a BBA in Business and Marketing and studied in culinary schools in NY, CA and FL.
She had also work with: Martin Codax Albariño, Bumble Bee Seafood, Fresh Fruits from Chile, Certified Angus Beef, Bush Beans, Target, General Mills, NAHREP and California Raisins, among others.
A Slow Food USA supporter. Doreen also participates in food and wine programs in Italy, Ecuador, Colombia, Mexico, Greece and Spain, among others.