2023 Chefs

Victor Albisu

Taco Bamba

Washington, DC & Northern VA

Saturday, May 12th at the Grand Tasting & Auction

Victor Albisu is the chef/owner of Poca Madre in Washington, D.C. and Taco Bamba with locations in the DIstrict and in Virginia in Falls Church, Vienna and Springfield. In 2015, the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington honored Albisu as Chef of the Year, and in 2016 he was nominated for a James Beard Foundation award as Best Chef Mid-Atlantic.

With more than a decade of experience in fine dining and upscale French, American and Latin American restaurants, Albisu combines his culinary education with his Latin American heritage to bring a unique style of cuisine to his restaurant concepts.

Outside the kitchen, Albisu is active in global culinary relief initiatives, including extensive work with CARE and World Central Kitchen, with whom he has travelled to Cuba, Nicaragua and Peru, among other destinations.  In 2015, Albisu competed on Food Network’s Beat Bobby Flay and bested the host and grill master with his signature dish, steak & eggs. Albisu has also appeared as a guest judge on Telemundo’s Top Chef Estrellas and the FOX TV series Hell’s Kitchen.