Ingrid Hoffmann (www.ingridhoffmann.com), professional eater, author and host of Top Chef Estrellas (Telemundo, NBC), Simply Delicioso (Cooking Channel) and Delicioso (Univision) is passionate about cooking, entertaining, and helping her fans lead a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Via her cookbooks, “chica tips” and social media platforms, Ingrid hopes to educate her followers about “better for you” ingredients, implementing cooking habits and to think of food as medicine. With this in mind, in 2015, Ingrid launched her very own food brand, Cocina by Ingrid Hoffmann, which focuses on easy, delicious and healthy meal solutions for the family. 2018 has proven to be a year full of accomplishments for Ingrid, who received the Hispanic Heritage Award for Culinary Arts given by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. She also published the cookbook Latin Comfort Foods Made Healthy (Clásicos latinos a lo saludable): More than 100 diabetes-friendly Latin favorites, in partnership with the American Diabetes Association. The book celebrates the joys of cooking and eating healthier versions of traditional Latin recipes bursting with flavor while staying within the nutritional guidelines of the ADA and relying on Ingrid’s concept of delicious, easy, and simple recipes with a healthy twist.
Ingrid’s loyal fan base, in both the English and Spanish-speaking communities, has inspired her to publish her cookbooks in both languages. Latin Comfort Foods Made Healthy, slated for publication in October, will be published in a bilingual format. Ingrid’s previously health-centric cookbook, LATIN D’LITE : Delicious Latin Recipes with a Healthy Twist (Celebra/Penguin) and LATIN D’LITE (Spanish edition): Deliciosas Recetas Latinas con un Toque Saludable (Celebra Trade Paperback Original), revealed her easy and delicious go-to approach to healthy eating by using ingredients that turn bold and hearty Latin dishes into good for you meals with a side of splurge! Her first best-selling cookbook SIMPLY DELICIOSO: A Collection of Everyday Recipes (Clarkson Potter/Random House) positioned Ingrid to be voted Flavors of Passion Chef of 2011 for her contribution to bringing awareness to the flavors of Latin America.
Ingrid's fascination with food, cooking and style began as a little girl. She started cooking with her mother, a Cordon Bleu chef, at such a young age that she needed a stool to reach the stove. She discovered not only a love of cooking, but a flair for entertaining, and in no time developed her own distinctive style.
Raised in Colombia and the Netherlands, Ingrid moved to Miami where she once owned a high fashion luxury boutique as well as the restaurant Rocca. Appearing regularly on local TV, Ingrid was noticed by Hearst Entertainment who signed her for her first cooking show, Delicioso with Ingrid Hoffmann, which initially launched in Latin America. In 2006, the show moved to the Spanish language network, Galavision. Ingrid’s English show, Simply Delicioso, premiered on the Food Network in 2007 and moved to the Cooking Channel in summer 2010. She writes a monthly column for Delta Sky Magazine and AARP en Español and is a frequent guest of shows like Un Nuevo Día, The Talk, Oprah, Martha Stewart, The View, The Today Show, The Early Show, and Wendy Williams Show.
Ingrid’s success has afforded her the opportunity to give back to the community as a board member of New York City’s Food and Education Fund and Miami’s Amigos for Kids, as well as an active supporter of Manhattan’s Food and Finance High School and her personal initiatives in obtaining aid for hurricane relief for Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane María and Hurricane Dorian.