Natalia Vallejo

Cocina Al Fondo

Natalia Vallejo, an award-winning Puerto Rican Chef, has honed her culinary skills globally, studying diverse subjects like oenology, nutrition, and molecular cooking. With experience in Latin America, South America, and Europe, she opened Cocina al Fondo in Santurce, Puerto Rico, in 2019. The restaurant emphasizes locally sourced ingredients, showcasing Puerto Rican cuisine with a global twist. Vallejo's dedication to uplifting the island earned her James Beard nominations and, in 2023, she became the first Puerto Rican to win the "Best Chef: South" award. Her success has been featured in various renowned publications and media outlets.