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Chef Manny Barella Wiki, Age, Top Chef, Wife, Parents, Family

Manny Barella Biography – Manny Barella Wiki

Manuel “Manny” Barella Lopez is the Culinary Director at Camp Pickle and Jaguar Bolera. In 2022, Manny was named a James Beard semifinalist in the Emerging Chef category and was one of StarChefs’s Rising Star award winners.

Born in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico, Manny took a leap to leave law school and enrolled in a culinary program to pursue his true passion. His natural talent and drive led him on a journey that landed him in kitchens including the luxury Sea Island Resort in Georgia, five-star Napa Valley resort Calistoga Ranch and Napa’s Michelin-rated Solage Resort.

A taste for adventure drew him to Boulder, Colo., where he earned a position at James Beard award-winning Frasca Food & Wine as Chef de Partie before taking on the position of Sous Chef at Uchi in Denver and eventually Executive Chef/Partner at Bellota.

Demonstrating his commitment to helping others, Manny serves as the President of the Hispanic Chefs Association in Colorado, dedicating his time as an ambassador of authentic Mexican cuisine and donating his talents to organizations focused on fostering culinary talent in the community.

Manny is currently the Culinary Director at Camp Pickle and Jaguar Bolera, both highly anticipated “eatertainment” concepts that will feature his wood-fired dishes inspired by Mexican and southern cuisines. Jaguar Bolera will open in 2024 in Raleigh and Atlanta and Camp Pickle in Denver and Tulsa in 2025.

Manny Barella Age

Top Chef’s Manny Barella was born in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico.

Manny Barella Wife

Mexico-born chef Manny Barella is married. His wife is a native of Boulder, Colorado.

Manny Barella Top Chef

Denver chef Manny Barella is a contestant on Season 21 of Top Chef on Bravo. Top Chef Season 21, which was filmed in Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, will be the first hosted by season 10 winner Kristen Kish.

“I’m proud and humbled to be the only cheftestant representing Colorado in a season that’s stacked with incredibly talented chefs from across the country,” Barella told Westword. “The entire Top Chef experience has been extraordinary and unreal. I can’t wait to watch the adventure along with everyone else.”

The other Top Chef Season 21 contestants are Kaleena Bliss from Chicago, IL; Kevin D’Andrea from Austin, TX; Alisha Elenz from Chicago, IL; Danny Garcia from New York, NY; Valentine Howell Jr. from Boston, MA; Dan Jacobs from Milwaukee, WI; Savannah Miller from Durham, NC; David Murphy from San Francisco, CA; Kenny Nguyen from Athens, GA; Laura Ozyilmaz from San Francisco, CA; Charly Pierre from New Orleans, LA; Amanda Turner from Austin, TX; Rasika Venkatesa from San Francisco, CA and Michelle Wallace from Houston, TX.

Manny Barella Ethnicity

He is of Mexican heritage.


Manny Barella’s Instagram handle is chefmannybarella.