Jun 15, 2022

Episode #45: Diego Oka

The chef of La Mar by Gastón Acurio in Miami, Florida.

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Diego Oka is the chef of La Mar by Gastón Acurio at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Miami, Florida. He was born in Lima, Peru to Nikkei parents and has been cooking within the Acurio restaurants group almost since getting out of culinary school. He has been the head chef at La Mar in Miami since it opened and has seen how Peruvian cuisine has evolved the…

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