By Patrick Hieger2014 has already been a big year for Ciro Watanabe. The Peruvian chef, who now calls Santiago home, is one of the judges on the wildly successful new Top Chef Chile. Osaka jumped 18 spots on this year’s Latin America’s 50 Best list. And he’s lost a ton of weight, thanks to a risky decision. 2015 looks like it will be even bigger for the 34-year old.
In this new interview with Paula magazine, read about the incredible journey that the young chef has had in just five years since moving to Santiago, and the good that is yet to come next year. We can expect a couple of restaurants, a cookbook, and most likely another jump in the rankings. And hopefully another season of Top Chef.