Chefs Jaime Martín Del Campo & Ramiro Arvizu
Throw together fresh ingredients, add a ton of tenacity and top it off with a deep passion for authentic Mexican cuisine, and you’ve got the recipe that chefs Jaime and Ramiro use to satisfy food lovers across the globe. Jaime and Ramiro are “the Kings of Authentic Mexican Cuisine” (Bobby Flay).
Jaime and Ramiro grew up in the Mexican state of Jalisco, where they were surrounded by rich aromas, authentic dishes and treasured family recipes. Today, they share their culinary knowledge on several national and international cooking shows and at their award-winning restaurant, La Casita Mexicana in Bell, California.
One of the keys to their success is a focus on authenticity. Some recipes come from old family traditions. Others are based on their careful observance of regional Mexican
Their cooking has captured the attention of food connoisseurs in the United States, including critics at AOL and the Los Angeles Times, such as Jonathan Gold and Barbara Hansen, and L.A. Weekly’s Bill Esparza (Best Mexican Restaurants in Los Angeles). They figured among Travel Magazine’s “Top 10 Mexican Restaurants in the U.S.” as well as the Food Network’s “Top 5 Mexican Restaurants in the U.S. 2015.” Other critics have called their cooking “the best traditional Mexican cuisine in California and the USA.”
Their success earned them a James Beard Award nomination (known as “The Oscars of Food”), the highest accolade for chefs.
Best of all, Jaime and Ramiro share their creations not only on the dinner plate, but also in the home, as both are regular hosts and guests on several TV cooking shows, including the Food Network’s “Throwdown with Bobby Flay,” Jamie Oliver’s “The Naked Chef,” NBC’s “Today Show,” Univision’s “Primera Edición” and “Despierta América.” They also participated in “Cutthroat Kitchen” with Alton Brown as judges (Food Network) and Telemundo’s “Top Chef” as judges of the competition, among others.
The chefs have participated in projects like “Healthy for Life,” a program designed by the health network of St. Joseph’s hospitals, ConAgra’s cooking demos in a chain of Superstores, Featured Chefs’ presentation at the OC Fair, Chase Sapphire national advertising campaign, cooking demos for Target, and La Opinión’s collections of Recipe Magazines.
All this activity earned them the listing on CNN’s “Top 100 Most Influential Latinos in the USA” when it comes to gastronomy.
Jaime and Ramiro also have collaborated on various cookbooks, including “Riqueza Mexicana: Recetario de Auténtica Comida Mexicana.”