Chef

Leonor Espinosa

Leonor Espinosa is a plastic artist and economist. She currently runs the kitchens in her restaurants: LEO and MISIA. For the last six years, Leonor has made the list of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants, which also named her Latin America’s Best Female Chef in 2017. Another of her accolades that year was the Basque Culinary World Prize 2017. Both nationally and internationally, she is currently the world’s most widely recognized Colombian chef. With her daughter, Laura Hernández Espinosa, she leads the FUNLEO foundation in order to carry out work in the community.

Leonor Espinosa's Articles

INC Talks to Leonor Espinosa, Head Chef at Leo Restaurant in Bogotá, Colombia

19 March, 2019 Gourmet
“I work with biologists, ethnobotanists and dendrologists to discover promising species that can be incorporated into dishes and condiments, trying always to conserve nature and the essence of the product.”
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