About

Known as the Cop-turned-Chef, Diana pursued her dreams of becoming a chef after ten years in the Philadelphia Police Department. She appeared on Food Network’s Chopped and won three times, becoming the Ultimate Grand Chopped Champion.  Diana has cooked for Celebrities like Jennifer Lopez and Loren Ridinger. She started out working as a Private Chef in New York City.  Then, quickly moved from Garde Manger to Executive Sous Chef and into an Executive Chef position bringing a creative culinary twist to the kitchen as well as cost effective menu ideas.   She later realized her real passion in studying spices and herb and decided to start a line of spice products that resemble her style of seasoning, Diana’s Spice Cantina.   Diana also writes about the latest trends in food, restaurants and events. Catch her new blog “Get the Scoop!” and stay updated on your culinary news.  Diana enjoys gardening and volunteers at the 5th Street Community Garden run by Esperanza, a faith based non-profit organization which seeks to strengthen the Hispanic community through education, economic development and advocacy.

 

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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,

    Todd

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