Miguel Heredia – Chef, El Charro Café
A Tucson native, Chef Miguel’s first memories were watching his mother bake wedding cakes. After quickly falling in love with cooking, he would always be in the kitchen helping and watching his mom as she worked.
A graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute as class valedictorian, his 20-year career includes cooking at various Tucson restaurants, including Westin La Paloma and Anthony’s in the Catalinas. In October 2021, he became chef at El Charro Café.
When working for Chef Beau MacMillan at the Sanctuary Resort in Paradise Valley, his deep appreciation and passion for making great food and desserts began to develop. Throughout his career, Chef Heredia has been exposed to a variety of different cuisines including French, Asian and Southwestern.
His love for food has always been driven by making great meals to bring family and friends together.