Julián Hoyos Vallejo

Graduate of the Escuela de Gastronomía Mariano Moreno in Argentina with a specialization in culinary arts of the Argentinean School of Gastronomy (IAG, for the Spanish original). Before that, he studied Graphic Design at the Colegiatura Colombiana in Medellin. This academic training resulted in the theory developed by the chef called "kitchens with connections", which communicates cooking as an artistic medium. In 2014, he was the winner of the reality show "La Prueba" (The Taste) on the Caracol TV channel. In 2014, La Barra magazine named him as one of the 20 most influential people in Colombian gastronomy. In 2016, he was a guest exhibitor at the Bogotá Wine & Food Festival. In September 2016, he traveled to Los Angeles, California as a special exhibitor at L.A. Taste Talks. In 2017, he was nominated by La Barra magazine for "Best Chef" of the Coffee Belt Region. He is currently the chef and creative director of El Silo restaurant in the coffee belt region. He also spent time as the chef of Caracol's "Día a Día" (Day by Day) program where he conceptualized dishes with guest artists. He then traveled to Miami as Nicky Jam's gastronomic advisor and finally, he is developing a series for digital platforms.