Pati Jinich

Chef, Author, and Host of Pati’s Mexican Table on PBS

  • Host of the PBS series Pati’s Mexican Table, now in its 8th season
  • Pati’s Mexican Table is broadcast to 94% of the US viewership with 31.2 million national viewers
  • Winner of two James Beard Foundation Awards for Pati’s Mexican TableOutstanding Television Program in Studio or Fixed Location in 2019 and Outstanding Personality/Host for Season 6 in 2018
  • Nominated for three Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Culinary Host and Outstanding Culinary Series
  • Two-time Imagen Award winner for Best Reality TV Series 2018 and Best National Informational Program 2016
  • Best-selling cookbook author of Pati’s Mexican Table: The Secrets of Real Mexican Home Cooking and Mexican Today: New and Rediscovered Recipes for the Contemporary Kitchen
  • Regular on NBC’s Today, CBS’s The Talk, NPR’s All Things Considered and The Splendid Table, and Univision’s Despierta America.

About Pati:

Happily torn between two countries, Pati was born and raised in Mexico City and is now raising a Mexican-American family. Pati is a former political analyst turned resident Chef of the Mexican Cultural Institute Washington DC. A knowledgeable, approachable, and entertaining storyteller, Pati uncovers stories of her native land and of Latinos in the US. Pati enjoys challenging stereotypes about Mexican food, people and culture, as she reveals the unexpected character of Mexican cooking through her creative solutions for busy Americans.

Leading the New Latin Mainstream

  • Invited to cook and talk across the US, Mexico and Canada, including at the White House for President Obama’s Cinco de Mayo dinner as well as the James Beard House in New York City for its Cinco de Mayo dinner
  • Named one of the Top 5 “Border Ambassadors” who are bringing the US and Mexico closer together by the Council of the Americas in their Americas Quarterly magazine
  • Has lead workshops at the Institute of the Americas’ Latin American Seminar on Science and Health
  • Represented Mexico as head chef for the Mexican Pavilion at the global PMA Fresh Summits and the Fancy Food Shows
  • Named to the Kitchen Cabinet for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier, the James Beard Foundation and IACP

Available for:

  • Virtual Cooking Classes
  • Private Events
  • Endorsements
  • Speaking Engagements
  • Cooking Demos
  • Cooking Classes and Family Events
  • Recipe Development