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Chef Juan Escalona

Chef At Home In Oaxaca De Juárez

Chef Juan Escalona

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Get to know me better

I am a Chef with scientific training, passionate about food as a cultural and artistic expression. My cooking aims the technical excellence.

I am not an ordinary chef. I have scientific training in Computational Biology (UNAM, Mexico) with a Master's degree in Philosophy (Leeds University, UK), but also I have worked at some of the best restaurants in the world, like Pujol (Mexico), Noma (Denmark), and Maximo Bistrot (Mexico). My work is understood as an intersection between research and cooking. I am a founder member of one of the most ambitous emergent projects in Mexico, called Sexto. I have been featured on Eater (one of the most influential food blogs in the USA, google it as 'El Sexto Colectivo Wants You to Eat With Your Mind'), Food and Wine, and I was also fortunate to be inteviewed on one of my favourite blogs: 'Aesthetics for Birds - Chef Interview: Juan Escalona Meléndez'.

My services

As a Private Chef, I can offer you:

Personal Chef

Simply tell me what you're craving! I would love to create the perfect menu for your special occasion in Oaxaca de Juárez.


I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Oaxaca de Juárez. You name it!

Cooking Show

Interactive or demonstrative, I can provide showcooking services all around Oaxaca de Juárez.

Culinary Consultancy

Trust me as a culinary consultant to help you with your concept in Oaxaca de Juárez.

Book your experience with Chef Juan

Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.