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Chef Danny Garcia Wiki, Age, Top Chef, Wife, Ethnicity

Danny Garcia Biography – Danny Garcia Wiki

Danny Garcia is executive chef at Saga Hospitality Group. A proud Brooklyn native, Danny Garcia grew up in a large tight-knit Dominican and Puerto Rican family where food was the focus of every family gathering. He secured a scholarship to Johnson & Wales in Providence, Rhode Island. While studying for his degree in culinary arts, Danny worked at Ben Suckle’s Birch. After graduation, Danny took a full-time position at The NoMad, where he rose the ranks to Sous Chef.

In 2016, Danny took first prize at the Ment’or Young Chef competition, which afforded him the opportunity to stage with Team USA at the Bocuse d’Or, a world chef championship in Lyon. The next year Danny moved to Napa to join the team at Thomas Keller’s the French Laundry and rejoined Team USA at the Bocuse d’Or.

In 2019, Danny returned to New York to work alongside his longtime mentor James Kent in opening Crown Shy and Saga restaurants as Executive Sous Chef. In 2021, he relocated to Hong Kong to help reopen the highly acclaimed Belon as Chef de Cuisine.

Recently, Danny returned to New York to reunite with James Kent’s team at Saga Hospitality Group and is leading the kitchen at a new restaurant scheduled to open in late 2024.

Danny Garcia Age

Top Chef contestant Danny Garcia was born in Brooklyn, New York, United States.

Danny Garcia Top Chef

Danny Garcia is among 15 “cheftestants” competing on “Top Chef” Season 21, hosted by Kristen Kish. Top Chef Season 21 takes place in Milwaukee and Madison. At the end of the season, the show will “embark on a special high-seas finale with award-winning cruise line Holland America Line,” per a press release.

The other Top Chef Season 21 contestants are Kaleena Bliss, Kevin D’Andrea, Alisha Elenz, Valentine Howell Jr., Dan Jacobs, Manny Barella Lopez, Savannah Miller, David Murphy, Kenny Nguyen, Laura Ozyilmaz, Charly Pierre, Amanda Turner, Rasika Venkatesa and Michelle Wallace.

Danny Garcia Wife

Chef Danny Garcia is married to his wife, Sumaiya Bangee, a Pastry Chef based in New York City.

Danny Garcia Instagram

Danny Garcia’s Instagram handle is chef.dannygarcia.