Chef Deborah Benaim was born in Caracas, Venezuela but her background is from Spain, Morocco, and Israel. Chef Benaim’s food is as eclectic as her heritage, and together with her culinary training she has developed a unique cooking style. Chef Benaim received a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management from the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Houston. Upon graduation she landed a job at Wolfgang Puck’s flagship restaurant Spago in Beverly Hills. She has since then worked in many acclaimed kitchens and now owns her own catering and events company. Chef Benaim has made several appearances on top cooking competitions including the hit primetime NBC show Food Fighters. Benaim’s cooking style can be best described as global cuisine. Due to her extensive travels and family background, she has refined the craft of fusing different cuisines and flavors. A notable example of this was at the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas where she debuted the first ever Kosher Latin food truck showcasing Venezuelan cuisine with Middle Eastern influence. Chef Benaim is now working on several different projects including a cookbook that explores her rich family history. Stay Tuned.

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