Born in Cuernavaca, Mexico, Jacqueline moved to the U.S. when she was three. She found solace in food at a young age, watching her mother cook and tuning into the Food Network religiously.
Since college, she has had a hand in various Food Network shows, including Beat Bobby Flay and Chopped, and also worked alongside her personal culinary hero, Emeril Lagasse. She also starred and created content for BuzzFeed’s Tasty. Additionally, she also works as a food stylist and has been featured in Tasting Table’s first cookbook, Cooking with Friends: Recipes for Modern Entertaining. Jacqueline freelances for various major brands, and cooking networks as a recipe developer and culinary producer.
After attending Food and Finance High School, Jacqueline went to Lehman College, and studied media and communications with a minor in nutrition and dietetics.
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