Get to Know Some Culinary Talents: Jhair Lezcano Vargas

Some of our best culinary talents graduated from the Global Culinary Excellence Academy (GCEA) last year. Here is a chance to meet Jhair Lezcano, our chef from Panama.

Your Name: Jhair Lezcano Vargas

Location: Panama City

What is your favorite dish to cook?
Roasted pork leg (Lechona)

What is your favorite ingredient?
Sawtooth coriander

Vegetables or fruits?

Appetizer, main course or dessert?

What is your favorite or most-used utensil?
My chef’s knife

What is your favorite food trend right now?
Healthy superfood

What’s your guilty pleasure snack or food?
Deep fried pork belly

Any secret talents/superpowers?
My sense of smell and taste is a gift

What is you dream culinary destination?

Do you have a traditional recipe in your family?
Roasted pork leg during Christmas

If you only could eat one meal for the rest of your life, which one would it be?
White rice with kidney beans, pork belly and salad, all of which is a normal lunch or dinner in Panama.

A fun fact about you:
I talk with myself very frequently. I even laugh and make jokes to myself sometimes!

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