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Iliana de la Vega

Chef, Restauranteur, & Consultant Specialized in Mexican Cuisine

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Iliana de la Vega Biography

Iliana de la Vega won worldwide acclaim for her restaurant and cooking school in Oaxaca, El Naranjo, which was featured in numerous newspapers and magazines, such as The New York Times and Bon Appetit.

The reincarnation of El Naranjo in Austin, has been recognized as the best Mexican restaurant in the city. Before the brick and mortar restaurant came into being, de la Vega owned El Naranjo Mobile and Catering, a successful food trailer that was called, “the only real Mexican restaurant in Texas” by Texas Monthly magazine.

She is a 2019 James Beard Award semifinalist for Best Chef: Southwest and 2020 James Beard Award semifinalist for Best Chef: Texas. Chef Iliana was awarded the Best Chef: Texas Award by the James Beard Foundation in 2022.

She is also a passionate teacher and served as the Mexican/Latin Cuisines Specialist for The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) from 2007 to 2012.

In 2014, the Mexican Government granted her the prestigious Ohtli award in recognition for her work with the Hispanic population and for furthering Mexican gastronomy. That same year, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce named her Hispanic Female Entrepreneur of the year. She currently also serves as a consultant for the prestigious Stanford University Dinning Enterprises.

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Chef, Restauranteur, & Consultant Specialized in Mexican Cuisine

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Iliana de la Vega Biography

Iliana de la Vega won worldwide acclaim for her restaurant and cooking school in Oaxaca, El Naranjo, which was featured in numerous newspapers and magazines, such as The New York Times and Bon Appetit.

The reincarnation of El Naranjo in Austin, has been recognized as the best Mexican restaurant in the city. Before the brick and mortar restaurant came into being, de la Vega owned El Naranjo Mobile and Catering, a successful food trailer that was called, “the only real Mexican restaurant in Texas” by Texas Monthly magazine.

She is a 2019 James Beard Award semifinalist for Best Chef: Southwest and 2020 James Beard Award semifinalist for Best Chef: Texas. Chef Iliana was awarded the Best Chef: Texas Award by the James Beard Foundation in 2022.

She is also a passionate teacher and served as the Mexican/Latin Cuisines Specialist for The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) from 2007 to 2012.

In 2014, the Mexican Government granted her the prestigious Ohtli award in recognition for her work with the Hispanic population and for furthering Mexican gastronomy. That same year, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce named her Hispanic Female Entrepreneur of the year. She currently also serves as a consultant for the prestigious Stanford University Dinning Enterprises.

Iliana de la Vega Videos

  • Mexico – Traditional Diet & Nutrition
    Join Chef Iliana de la Vega and dietitian Connie Guttersen as they explore Mexico’s rich history of food. Chef Iliana de la Vega Chef Iliana...
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FAQs on booking Iliana de la Vega

  • How to book Iliana de la Vega?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Iliana de la Vega for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Iliana de la Vega, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Iliana de la Vega or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Iliana de la Vega?

    Booking fees for Iliana de la Vega, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Iliana de la Vega, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Iliana de la Vega?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Iliana de la Vega for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Iliana de la Vega for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Iliana de la Vega or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Iliana de la Vega or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Iliana de la Vega is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Iliana de la Vega for your event is available upon request. Iliana de la Vega generally travels from Austin, TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Robynne Maii, Caroline Glover, Edgar Rico, Erick Williams and Adam Evans. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Iliana de la Vega for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Iliana de la Vega Speaker Videos

  • Mexico – Traditional Diet & Nutrition
    Join Chef Iliana de la Vega and dietitian Connie Guttersen as they explore Mexico’s rich history of food. Chef Iliana de la Vega Chef Iliana de la Vega is owner of El Naranjo Restaurant...
    Chef Iliana de la Vega

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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