Winner of Food Network’s Extreme Chef Mexican Showdown Chef Amadeus’ love for food was cultivated by his Puerto Rican grandmother and Philadelphia-born mother. As a child, he spent countless hours in the kitchen with the two women where he learned to create delicious, home-cooked meals—a passion that drives the Sessions with Chef Amadeus cooking and dining experiences.
The journey to his current success as a celebrity, traveling chef might have begun at home in Jacksonville, Florida but his experience cooking for others began in 1986 in the US Navy. While enlisted in the armed forces, Amadeus had the opportunity to travel to several countries and other US cities where he was exposed to various cuisines and cooking techniques. This fueled his passion for trying and preparing new cuisines and ultimately landed him work in some of the best restaurants in the Jacksonville, Florida area.
The local foodies took an immediate liking to Chef Amadeus’ beaming personality and delicious culinary creations. They wanted more Amadeus-prepared food and began inviting him into their homes to prepare his creations in their kitchens. Sessions with Chef Amadeus was born. Venturing on his own allowed Chef to uninhibitedly unleash his creative juices and expand his culinary drive, inspiring some of the most innovative dishes his clients have ever tasted.
On a visit to the Pacific Northwest, Chef Amadeus fell in love with the freshness of the food and wine country. There, he acquired more fans of his unique style of cooking. Chef Amadeus calls it world fusion, and uses his own blend of salt free spices called SOUTHERN PASSION to season his creative, visually appealing and taste tantalizing dishes.
From local to international culinary success, Chef Amadeus often travels throughout the US and abroad to prepare dishes for his Clients. He is quickly becoming one of America’s favorite chefs.