Gabriela Cámara

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Gabriela Cámara
EducationUniversidad Iberoamericana
Home townMexico City
Culinary career
Cooking styleMexican

Gabriela Cámara is a Mexican chef, restaurant owner, and author. Born in Chihuahua City, Cámara grew up in Tepoztlán.[1] In 1998, Cámara opened Contramar in Mexico City, a restaurant specializing in seafood.[2][3] She opened the restaurant Cala in San Francisco in 2015.[4] Cámara holds ownership in Mexico City restaurants Capicúa, Barricuda Diner, and MeroToro.[5] Her cookbook, "My Mexico City Kitchen", was published in 2019.[6] Also in 2019, Cámara was appointed a member of the Mexican government's Council of Cultural Diplomacy and an advisor to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

Cámara has twice been a James Beard Foundation award semifinalist, in 2017 and 2019.[7][8] In 2019, Cámara, her two restaurants, and the staff members were the subject of a Netflix documentary, "A Tale of Two Kitchens."[9]

Gabriela Cámara's tuna tostada dish at Contramar


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  2. ^ Brown, Corie (23 February 2005). "Mexico City's new wave of chefs generates heat". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  3. ^ Bernstein, Nils (June 9, 2016). "Gabriela Cámara Will Now School You on the Art of Mexican Grilling". Bon Appetit.
  4. ^ Cooke, Julia (December 3, 2015). "Where Mexico City's Top Chef Dines Out". Condé Nast Traveler. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  5. ^ Reyes, Rosario (March 29, 2016). "Gabriela Cámara nació con el don de chef". El Financiero. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  6. ^ Yadegaran, Jessica (22 June 2019). "Best cookbook: Gabriela Camara's "My Mexico City Kitchen"". The Mercury News. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
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  8. ^ "The 2019 James Beard Award Semifinalists - James Beard Foundation". James Beard Foundation. February 27, 2019. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  9. ^ Hallinan, Bridget (May 23, 2019). "'A Tale of Two Kitchens' Juxtaposes Gabriela Cámara's Restaurants in Mexico and the U.S." Food & Wine. Retrieved 13 July 2019.