Chef María Mercedes Grubb

Chef María Mercedes Grubb, portrait

María Mercedes Grubb

Title: Chef
Education: Institute of Culinary Education

My name is Maria Mercedes, I was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. My parents were part of a huge wave of Dominicans that moved to the island in the 70’s. 

My grandmother had a food stall in a small town in the Dominican Republic, and my parents earned a living with a hot dog cart in our hood. So I’m a third generation cook. Mami taught me how to cook when I was 8, not because of a passion, but because I had to help in the house as it was customary.


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