Chef Patricia Vega was born and raised in Puerto Rico and moved to New York at the age of 21 to pursue her childhood dream of becoming a chef. After training in classic French cuisine and graduating from the French Culinary Institute in 2010, Patricia has worked in some of NYC’s most prestigious kitchens, including: Plein Sud, Nougatine at Jean Georges, and most recently, David Burke Fishtail. She loves giving a nod to her Puerto Rican heritage in her food, but she is most passionate about French and Italian cuisine. Her favorite recipe to cook is ricotta cavatelli pasta with braised short ribs and bitter greens.
The Latest from Patricia
After the Knife: Patty
Patty is proud she had “the balls” to compete.
All That Jazz
Ep 7: With Musician Kermit Ruffins as a guest judge, the cheftestants are challenged to prepare potluck meals in teams.
Potluck Challenge - The Dishes
Ep 7: Which chefs' dishes were potluck and who's s--- out of luck?
Fresh Veggies and Creamy Meals
Ep 6: The cheftestants get a taste of the Louisiana countryside with guest judge John Besh.
Lea Michele's Halloween Challenge - The Dishes
Ep 5: After being 'foiled' during the Quickfire Challenge, the chefs spook vegetarian Lea Michele.
Lea Michele's Spooktacular Challenge
Ep 5: Guest judge Lea Michele hosts a costume party and shares some of her favorite foods for the chefs to make.
Good Morning, Vietnam
Ep 4: Emeril Lagasse and guest judge Eddie Huang give the chefs a Vietnamese tour of New Orleans.