Performances Colombia Education Student Exchange

Cuisine of Colombia

2017colombia International Chef

The culinary creations of a Colombian-born, San Sebastián–trained Chef Juan Felipe Camacho are some of the most highly regarded in the South American food scene.

As a child, in his native Ibagué, Juan Felipe Camacho never imagined being a chef. It took a trip outside the country for him to fall in love with the kitchen. He then moved to San Sebastian, Spain to learn everything he could about this profession. And there he found his vocation noting that "I decided to become a chef for the pleasure I feel in transforming the freshest of ingredients."

Having passed through the kitchens of no less than three of Michelin star restaurants, he brought all of that knowledge back to Cartagena and the kitchen of Donjuan, his stylish restaurant in the city’s historic center. Four years after opening the doors of Donjuan, the 35-year-old chef expanded next door with a new restaurant named after his wife, Maria.

The Peabody Hotel, Chez Philippe
May 13  |  $75
Make your reservations by clicking here.

Full Menu

Amuse bouche
Crab Caribañola with sour cream and salsa criolla

First course
Fresh fish, mangoes, peppers and greens

Second course
Octopus, passion fruit and cilantro


Main course
Braised beef “A la cartagenera”, coconut  rice, avocado and tomatoes.

Mamey and Green papaya merengon

Colombian Team Barbecue de Bogotá

WCBCC Chef SergioSaavedra

Pitmaster Sergio Saavedra and Chef Daniel Kaplan from Bogota’s La Fama restaurant will compete at the 40th annual World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest. 

World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest - May 17-20 in Tom Lee Park

Site Map