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Joined :5/5/2010 | Video Recipes: 5 | Follow Chef
New York, NY United States

Chef Frank Maldonado was born in the kitchen and his passion for cooking has kept him there. Holidays and summer vacations were spent peeling shrimp and shucking oysters at a family-owned restaurant. This inspired Maldonado to study culinary arts first at the Disney Institute in Orlando, and then at the Escuela Hotelera de San Juan where he obtained his culinary degree. Maldonado’s years as an Account Executive with Mendez & Co. and Destilleria Serralles, have earned him an extensive knowledge of the wine industry. Maldonado loves making music almost as much as he loves cooking. His customers request not only his delicious Osso Bucco, but also his tunes on the congas. Maldonado has received recognition from a wide range of newspapers and publications such as El Diario in New York, El Nuevo Dia, Primera Hora, El Vocero, San Juan City Magazine and The San Juan Star. In April, 2007, Maldonado was guest chef at Sofrito, where he served up his culinary specialties, then jammed with the band. Maldonado is currently the Executive Chef at Sazon, a new restaurant in Tribeca which serves up authentic Puerto Rican Cuisine.