Known as the Cop-turned-Chef, Diana pursued her dreams of becoming a chef after ten years in the Philadelphia Police Department. She grew up in the Hunting Park Section of Philadelphia. When she became a police officer she went back to work in her old neighborhood. Later, 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.
You can catch her in the latest episode of Bong Appetit Season 3 on Viceland where she “smokes” the competition in “Latina Cocina”.