Ingrid Hoffmann is a professional eater, author, and host of Top Chef Estrellas (Telemundo), Simply Delicioso (Cooking Channel), and Delicioso (Univision). A recipient of the 2018 Hispanic Heritage Award for Culinary Arts, Ingrid is passionate about food policy, cooking and entertaining, and sharing her knowledge of food with her avid followers. Via her cookbooks, “chica tips,” and social media platforms, Ingrid spreads the word about “better for you” ingredients, implementing cooking habits, and thinking of food as medicine. With this in mind, Ingrid launched her very own food brand, Cocina by Ingrid Hoffmann, which focuses on easy, delicious, and healthy meal solutions for the family. She also partnered with the American Diabetes Association to publish her latest cookbook, Latin Comfort Foods Made Healthy, which focuses on giving the home cook new tools to still enjoy their Latin favorites while keeping their health in mind.
Ingrid’s loyal fan base, in both the English and Spanish-speaking communities, has inspired her to publish her cookbooks in both languages. Latin Comfort Foods Made Healthy is a fully bilingual edition, with the recipes featured in both languages. Ingrid’s previously health-centric cookbook, LATIN D’LITE: Delicious Latin Recipes with a Healthy Twist (Celebra/Penguin) and LATIN D’LITE (Spanish edition): Deliciosas Recetas Latinas con un Toque Saludable (Celebra Trade Paperback Original), revealed her easy and delicious go-to approach to healthy eating by using ingredients that turn bold and hearty Latin dishes into good-for-you meals with a side of splurge! Her first best-selling cookbook SIMPLY DELICIOSO: A Collection of Everyday Recipes (Clarkson Potter/Random House) positioned Ingrid to be voted Flavors of Passion Chef of 2011 for her contribution to bringing awareness to the flavors of Latin America.
Ingrid’s fascination with food, cooking and style began as a little girl. She started cooking with her mother, a Cordon Bleu chef, at such a young age that she needed a stool to reach the stove. She discovered not only a love of cooking, but a flair for entertaining, and in no time developed her own distinctive style.
Raised in Colombia and the Netherlands, Ingrid moved to Miami where she once owned a high fashion luxury boutique as well as the restaurant Rocca. Appearing regularly on local TV, Ingrid was noticed by Hearst Entertainment who signed her for her first cooking show, Delicioso with Ingrid Hoffmann, which initially launched in Latin America. In 2006, the show moved to the Spanish language network, Galavision. Ingrid’s English show, Simply Delicioso, premiered on the Food Network in 2007 and moved to the Cooking Channel in summer 2010. Ingrid has also been a columnist for Delta Sky Magazine, AARP en Español and People en Español and is a frequent guest of shows like Un Nuevo Día, The Talk, Oprah, Martha Stewart, The View, The Today Show, The Early Show, and Wendy Williams Show.
Ingrid’s success has afforded her the opportunity to give back to the community as a board member of Miami’s Amigos for Kids, as well as an active supporter of the James Beard Foundation, The Humans Who Feed Us Initiative, Justice for Migrant Workers, and her personal initiatives in obtaining aid for hurricane relief for Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane María, and Hurricane Dorian.