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Juan Manuel Barrientos Valencia

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Juan Manuel Barrientos Valencia
Known forfounder of El Cielo restaurant chain

Juan Manuel Barrientos Valencia is a Colombian chef and businessman.[citation needed]

Early life and education[edit]

Juan Manuel was born in Medellin, Colombia. He studied at Colegiatura Colombiana in Medellin and Mariano Moreno in Buenos Aires.[citation needed] He is also recognized as "Juanma.”

He founded the El Cielo restaurant chain in 2006.[1] In 2015, Juan opened the original Elcielo Miami which received Michelin star in Florida's first-ever Michelin Guide in 2022.[2]

Awards and recognition[edit]

He has been named one of the 50 best chefs of Latin America,[3] and was awarded the Revelation Chef Award by Madrid Fusion.[4][5]

He is the recipient of Michelin Award.[citation needed]

Advocate of Peace[edit]

One of his projects is translated as "In El Cielo, we are cooking up peace in Colombia" ("En El Cielo, estamos cocinando la paz de Colombia").[6]


  1. ^ "Elcielo: Creatividad y neurociencias | IESE Publishing". Archived from the original on 2016-04-16. Retrieved 2015-08-04.
  2. ^ Latham, Tori (2023-08-11). "Michelin-Starred Elcielo Is Opening a New Edition of Its Hit Colombian Restaurant in Miami". Robb Report. Retrieved 2023-09-03.
  3. ^ "El Cielo | Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants". Archived from the original on 2015-07-23. Retrieved 2015-08-04.
  4. ^ "Chef Juan Manuel Barrientos: Cocina colombiana que activa emociones y sentimientos". 28 August 2013.
  5. ^ "GALERÍA: Las delicias de 'El cielo', en Miami". Retrieved 2023-07-06.
  6. ^ "El Cielo". Archived from the original on 2015-08-03. Retrieved 2015-08-04.

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