Carmen Cabia Garcia, born in Spain, is an accomplished Catalan chef who discovered her passion for cooking in Barcelona,where she began her first job in a kitchen. She has more than 22 years of experience as a chef, exploring her traditional Spanish culinary roots and blending them with those of various world cultures. Carmen brings to life, her love for food, culture, discovery and travel. She currently lives between her native village Blanes, Spain, and Kansas. She enjoys working with community, promoting Spanish history, culture, art and cuisine, and educating others about the interwoven ingredients, preparation techniques and flavors of traditional and modern Spanish, and Mediterranean dishes. She is credited with introducing Americans to both avant-garde and traditional Spanish cooking.