Get to know Chef Claudia
Chef Claudia Sandoval, winner of the sixth season of MasterChef U.S., is now a Judge on MasterChef Latino, a #1 Hit TV cooking competition on Telemundo.
Born and raised in San Diego, California, to a family originally from Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Chef Claudia grew up with her mother and grandmother, who taught her how to cook from a young age.
After winning the coveted title of MasterChef, she began a successful culinary consulting and catering company under the name “Claudia's Cocina,” in addition to working with important brands like Coca-Cola, Kellogg's, T-Mobile, and Tajín; Chef Claudia then published her bestselling cookbook "Claudia’s Cocina: A Taste of Mexico" in 2016.
Her culinary style is a modern take on Mexican coastal cuisine.
With a passion for all things Philanthropic, Ms. Sandoval continues to find ways to give back to the community she lives in. Ms. Sandoval has supported and been a board member of various non-profit organizations. She continues to form strong affiliations with organizations like MANA de San Diego, the American Cancer Society, Feeding America, the Berry Berry Good Foundation, Just In Time for Foster Youth, Center for Community Solutions, Mama's Kitchen, and Veteran's for Peace. Since her win, Chef Claudia has helped raise over $350k for organizations directly effecting change in her local communities.
Chef Claudia currently lives with her 12-year-old daughter in the city of San Diego and enjoys weekends at the ranch with her parents.