2023 Chefs

Washington, DC

Giovanna Huyke believes that anyone can become a good cook.

As Puerto Rico’s most acclaimed culinary expert, her simple guidance and engaging personality will definitely make you a loyal fan of MIO. Giovanna Huyke has revolutionized the cuisine of her native island by using native ingredients and cooking methods and adapting them to today’s busy lifestyles. This bilingual chef, who is called the “Julia Child of Puerto Rico,” has been featured on Good Morning America, Burt Wolf andMartha Stewart. Her work has been published in Bon Appetit, Food and Wine and The New York Times.

Her television shows have included La Cocina de Giovanna and En Casa con Giovanna, showcasing recipes, arts, crafts and home decorating ideas. She also writes for magazines and newspapers including El Nuevo Heraldin Miami and El Nuevo Dia in Puerto Rico and Orlando. Giovanna’s books include Postres and Lo Mejor de La Cocina de Giovanna.