Chef Omar Pereney, a widely acclaimed chef, restaurateur and television personality, is one of the most recognized culinary faces from Latin America.
Growing up in the restaurant industry, this former chef instructor at Le Cordon Bleu Mexico has already had a taste of celebrity chef status in his home country, thanks to four seasons on The Gourmet – Latin America's top-rated cooking channel – with Yo Cocinero.
At age 16, Omar made international headlines when he earned his first executive chef title at well-regarded Dalai Restaurant & Lounge in Caracas in 2010.
In 2015, Omar opened Houston’s Peska Seafood Culture as Executive Chef, showcasing seafood traditions and fish from around the world.
Soon to become a certified sommelier, the talented Chef Omar Pereney now dedicates his life to developing restaurant concepts and managing restaurant openings. He is the newest addition to the team of consultants at the well established A'la Carte Foodservice Consulting Group in Houston where he does Culinary Specialty and Creative Work.
“I believe that if you ask a person 12 things about themselves you may not have known already, you’re likely to get to the true essence of who they are pretty quickly."
12 Things You Didn’t Know About Omar Pereney
I speak better English than I thought. Spanish not so much.
I don't know how to blow bubblegum bubbles.
I haven’t gone to college.
I never drink anything until I am done eating.
I don't like sugar in my coffee.
I have been hosting my own TV show since I was 15.
I talk to myself all the time.
At age 18 I was an instructor at Le Cordon Bleu in Cancun, Mexico.
I was still in high school when I got my first executive chef job in Dalai Restaurant and Lounge in Caracas.
I have one tattoo on my left leg.
I love being invited to other people’s houses for dinner, but no one ever asks me.
My mom is my greatest inspiration—and she didn’t make me write that.