Our Woman of the Month Story

The well-known Chilean chef, Carolina Bazán, has been named the Latin America’s Best Female Chef at the “Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019” award ceremony which took place in Buenos Aires, on the 10th of august. 

Already known as one of the best chefs of Latin America, Carolina Bazan owns two incredible restaurants in Santiago, together with her business and life partner, Rosario Onetto. Ambrosía is a great choice for foodies who want to spend great moments in a high-end restaurant, while Ambrosía Bistro is a more casual place. Both of them are famous for their delicious dishes and are must-visit for every local and traveler.

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The Team at Ambrosía restaurant in Santiago de Chile

The Story of One of the Best Chefs in Latin America 

As you can imagine, being one of the best chefs in Latin America comes with a great story. And Carolina Bazan’s began many years ago, when she was a young kid and, instead of playing with other children her age, she preferred spending her time in the kitchen, helping her mother. 

Her love for cooking became more and more real and, at the age of 23, she was leading a restaurant, after studying gastronomy. The idea of Ambrosia began as a lunch spot, where the young cook was working which her mother. But she knew she wanted to do more and maybe to become one of the best chefs of Latin America.  So, she worked in France, with the famous chef Grégory Marchand and, in 2013, she returned to Chile, where she created the amazing restaurant, Ambrosia. The dishes at her restaurant are inspired by Carolina’s travels and culinary research, and they focus on fresh produce combined with international flavors. 

If you travel to Santiago and want to indulge in seasonal dishes made with amazing seasonal ingredients, add Ambrosia to the must-visit restaurants’ list. 

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Taste the best modern Chilean food with a French accent at Ambrosía restaurant

Balancing Life and Work and Being a Role Model 

Woman. Chef. Mother of two

Being one of the best chefs of Latin America isn’t easy, especially since Carolina Bazan has to juggle her commitments between her two successful restaurants and her two amazing children, three-month-old Mia and four-year-old Iñaki. 

But the incredible female chef created a balance between her work and life, giving women from all over the world a positive example. Her story shows that, with hard work and dedication, you can accomplish everything you dream of, without having to give up family, friends and love. 

Get inspire with the complete interview with Carolina

And this is the seventh year Latin America’s Best Female Chef award has been recognizing our amazing female role models and their incredible power to succeed and inspire other young women who share their love for cooking or have other passions they want to follow.

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Clara Barciela
Founding Partner & Director Across Argentina & South America
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