I believe nothing in the kitchen goes wrong you just have to adapt to unexpected outcomes. I am a firm believer in adapting and overcoming. I see my future in teaching in the classroom or on TV. I find it fun to teach and inspire people to cook better and get over fears of cooking new and difficult dishes.
My 1st place dish at the 2016 World Food Championships. It's called "Three little pigs spice it up"
I specialize in Mexican but I love borrowing techniques, ingredients, and ideas from other cuisines. I am firm believer that when cooking nothing in the kitchen goes wrong you just have to adapt.
Chef Anthony's Awesome Sizzle Reel
Let's cowboy up & make the best smoky bone-in ribeye steak ever!
Top 7 Grill Tips
World Famous Buttered Zucchini Noodles in a Basil & Parmesan Cream sauce with Al Fresco Sausage
Anthony Serrano's TV Appearances
MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS
Chandler Chamber of Commerce Local First Arizona
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
1st Place Recipe category World Food Championships 2016
Overall Grand Champion, 1st Place Mild and Hot Salsa, My Nana’s Salsa Challenge, 2011
1st Place Salsa and Guacamole, Arizona Taco Festival, 2011
Best Hot Salsa, Maricopa Salsa Festival, 2012
2nd Place Mild & Hot Salsa, My Nana’s Salsa Challenge, 2012
Reserve Grand Champion, 1st place Beef Taco, Anything Goes Taco, Salsa, and Guacamole and 2nd place Pork Taco, Chicken Taco and Seafood Taco with placement in 12 total categories, Arizona Taco Festival, 2012
Brand Ambassador for Chefworks Brand Ambassador for Tuxton China Brand Ambassador for Ankarsrum Original Mixers Brand Ambassador for Trompo King Brand Ambassador for Beefer Grills Brand Ambassador for Gourmet Ghee Brand Ambassador for USA Pans
Born and raised in Arizona, Chef Anthony has worked in the restaurant business since his early teens. His family opened their first restaurant when he was 2 years old and he’s loved cooking for as long as he can remember. Chef Anthony’s family lives to cook and coming up with new creations is a family past time. In addition to learning much from his dad who is also a Chef, Anthony attended the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Culinary Management. His specialties include Mexican and Italian cuisine.
Over the course of the past few years he has found a passion for competitive cooking. Chef Anthony has won over 60 awards in several state cooking competitions winning over $30,000 in prize money. Anthony has competed in the World Food Championship for 3 years running. In 2016 Chef Anthony became the Champion in the Recipe category at the World Food Championship with a breakfast recipe that won over the judges - a homemade bacon English muffin, a caramel apple and jalapeño sausage patty, purple potato hash, and a candied sausage poached egg all topped with a brown butter habanero hollandaise.
Currently, Anthony is the owner and executive Chef of El Palacio Restaurant & Cantina and Desert Rose Catering. His culinary point of view is nothing in the kitchen goes wrong you just have to adapt. Chef Anthony is a firm believer of adapting and overcoming in life and in the kitchen. He finds it fun to teach and inspire people to cook better and get over fears of cooking new and difficult dishes. For info visit his blog at www.epfamilyrestaurants.com/blog