ASSF is an organization dedicated to empowering Latin youth through culinary education, mentorship and industry experience in an effort to diversify kitchen leadership for future generations
Aarón is an award-winning chef, TV personality, and author. He is the chef/owner of Mexican restaurant Johnny Sánchez in New Orleans, and a judge on FOX’s hit culinary competition series MASTERCHEF. An active philanthropist, Sánchez launched ASSF, to empower aspiring chefs from the Latin community to follow their dreams and attend culinary school. One of the world’s most distinguished Latin chefs, Aarón is also passionate about preserving his family’s legacy through food and encouraging diversity in the kitchen.
Kate was raised in Billings, Montana where she lived until the age of 13. At 14, she and her mother moved to New York City where she graduated from the Professional Performing Arts School with a Chancellor's Endorsed Arts Diploma. Kate worked for fashion designer Adrienne Landau, before moving to the culinary industry in 2015. Kate has a passion for the arts, and currently resides in New York City.