"Food Network Star" Season 9
Daniela Perez-Reyes, 29 (Haleiwa, Hawaii), was born and raised in Peru and is currently the Chef de Cuisine at a Hawaiian catering company. Daniela graduated from The Art Institute at San Diego with a Culinary Arts degree before taking a four month course at Le Cordon Bleu Peru to hone her skills in South American cuisine. After spending time in California, Daniela moved to Hawaii to chase her dreams and passion for food. Always infusing her traditional Peruvian and Polynesian twists in her dishes, Daniela brings sass to the kitchen while never compromising on flavor.