Hector Jimenez-Bravo was born
in the solar Colombia, as a child discovered the world of culinary thanks to his beloved mother, who seemed out of nothing could prepare something delicious for the whole family.
School of Culinary Arts
At school age, Hector was interested in the visual arts,
but fascination with culinary becomes stronger,
and in 1989 he successfully passes the exams in the Metropolitan School
of Culinary Arts in Bogota to become an artist of haute cuisine. He successfully combines the education with work in restaurants of the capital of Colombia.
National Culinary Academy
After completing education in 1991, energetic and full of ideas Hector works in the most prestigious restaurants in their home country, and from 1994 to 1997 teaches at the National Culinary Academy of the Colombian city of Medellin
Soon, the foreign experts of haute cuisine are paying attention for a talented chef, and in 1999 Hector receives the appointment, which he calls a turning point in his fate: only at the age of 27, he
becomes the chef of one of the most luxurious hotels in USA - Hilton Boston Back Bay.
Passing the High School in Hilton, Hector accepts the offer to open a five-star hotel complex Brookstreet Hotel and Resort in Ottawa and developes a career in Canada during six years. There was born his culinary style «Nuevo Latino» - harmonious and unique combination of findings of the French,
Latin American and Asian cuisine.
In 2006, already received Canadian citizenship, the Colombian chef suddenly receives an invitation to work in Russia - this time in Radisson SAS Royal
Hotel in St. Petersburg. Is This
cooperation has brought him the prestigious Best Hotel
Restaurant Award from the TimeOut magazine.
Beginning from 2007, Hector realizes thet he has an objective interest in the finer points of the national cuisine of different nations, working first in the Maldives, where he became the leader of the team of chefs of W Retreat & SPA
and the Sheraton Full Moon Resort, and then - in Singapore and Hong Kong.
And in 2009, Hector Jimenez-Bravo arrives to Ukraine, accepting the offer from an international hotel chain InterContinental Hotel Group. He is not only involved
in the opening of a five star hotel InterContinental Kiev, but also develops
and introduces the concept for restaurants.
Natural artistry of this
extraordinary man found a bright place on television. Since 2011 he becomes a judge of popularly beloved project "MasterShef". In 2012 - TV presenter of the show "Culinary Dynasty". And in 2014, also becomes the judge of the "Ukraine Got a Talent".
In 2013 Hector opens in Kiev International Culinary Academy, where, under his leadership, the future culinary stars are born.
The Culinary Academy of Hector Jimenez-Bravo has become a unique place where the love of cooking unites completely different people.
Love to the "high" cuisine can conquer even the most demanding palates. Among the famous admirers of cooking talent of Hector are the British Queen Elizabeth II, the 73rd Prime Minister Tony Blair, American singer and actress Madonna, the British supermodel,
actress and singer Naomi Campbell and many others...
Striving for perfection in style of Hector - is a continuous development. Today he is not only a world famous chef, but also the founder of the consulting company Bravo Restaurant Group.
How he manages at the same time to travel
and write a book dedicated to his visits, as well as culinary tastes of different continents - an enigma. But
therein lies the secret of his success!
Professional skills of original Colombian chef appreciated the London Society World Master Chef, honoring in 2011 the title of Master Chef world class (World Master Chef). A World Association of Cooks Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, founded in 1248 (766 years ago!), was pleased Hector in their ranks, recognizing him as one of the best chefs in the world.