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?
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?
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!