About Chef Diana Sabater

Diana grew up in Philadelphia, PA. She began cooking at the age of 10 watching Julia Child’s early cooking shows and co. While earning her Bachelor’s degree in Latin American studies from Temple University, she took a special interest in Latin American cuisine.  After 10 years on the Police force and then winning Food Network’s Chopped, she decided to pursue her food passion.

She is the owner of The Kitchen Barrio, LLC and Diana’s Latina Cantina, which operates out of Philadelphia, New Jersey and New York City, where she offers personal chef, catering services and cooking classes/ demonstrations.  Diana has cooked for Jennifer Lopez (@JLo) and Loren Ridinger (@lorenridinger). 

Right after she completed her Master’s degree in Psychology,  Diana was invited back to compete in Food Network’s Ultimate Grand Chopped Championship and was awarded the biggest prize in Chopped history! She was also the first Latina to become the Grand Chopped Champion.

You can catch Diana in Food Network Magazine November 2014 issue featured in a Buick ad with her brand new 2015 Buick Regal.

Click here to see her Buick Commercial!

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Diana has also appeared in Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen : Life’s a Mystery episode (aired: May 11, 2014).

The Kitchen Barrio, LLC and Diana’s Latina Cantina (Philadelphia, New Jersey and New York) services include:

-Personal Chef
-Special events
-Cooking classes/ demonstrations




7 Comments Add yours

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    1. Latina.In.The.Cocina says:

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  3. I just watched the episode of “Cutthroat Kitchen” that you were in. Your food looked so yummy. Could you share the recipes? Never had homemade Sloppy Joes, usually use the canned stuff, but yours made me want to try and make some. Wish you were closer, would take some of your cooking classes.

    1. The.Kitchen.Barrio says:

      Hi Thanks for the support. The sloppy joes were made using ground meat, tomatoes crushed and pureed, cilantro, roasted jalapeno. I don’t measure when I cook. Everything is eyeballed. Mix everything together and you should have a sloppy jose!

  4. Todd Burton says:

    Hello Diana – Found you through Philly Mobile Food Association, I am spearheading the leasing of the Asbury Park NJ waterfront district redevelopment, we have some opportunities in F&B and with your proximity I thought you may have an interest in what we are doing.

    My email is tb@hudsonre.com

    I couldn’t locate a way to contact you on the website.

    Thanks & best,


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