Meet San Antonio’s Chef Ambassadors

The World Heritage Office has announced six individuals as chef ambassadors to represent San Antonio as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy until 2025.


Six chefs chosen to represent San Antonio

Courtesy of the World Heritage Office

The City of San Antonio World Heritage Office selected the next batch of chef ambassadors who will represent the city as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy through 2025. This group of chefs will participate in local, national, and international activities — media engagements and culinary events.

The city selection committee — comprised of San Antonio UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy Advisory Group and city staff — reviewed and selected applicants based on their skills, creativity, and commitment to local flavors.

Here’s our next ambassadors:

  • Chef Leo Davila, Stixs & Stone
  • Chef Uyen Pham, The Culinary Institute of America
  • Chef Sofia Tejeda, Hotel Emma - Supper
  • Chef Chef Jaime Gonzalez, Carriqui
  • Chef Juan Carlos Bazan, Cuishe Cocina Mexicana and Toro Kitchen + Bar
  • Chef John Tamez, Brackenridge High School

Learn more about the program from past chefs on YouTube. Stay tuned for a special presentation in August where the selected chef ambassadors will be officially recognized.