Star Chefs Step Up as Brand Ambassadors for Their Native Chile

The distinctive styles of Chefs Rodolfo Guzman, Tomas Olivera and Matias Palomo incorporate the diversity of Chilean ingredients and draw U.S. attention to the country's fresh fare

Nov 07, 2013, 08:00 ET from Vivaldi Fifth Season

NEW YORK, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Seeking to share with U.S. consumers the diverse tastes of their beloved homeland cuisine, three acclaimed Chilean chefs have signed on as Foods from Chile brand ambassadors, creating tantalizing recipes exclusively for the awareness-building campaign. In a series of behind-the-scenes videos, the rising culinary stars introduce each recipe, and spill the beans on their tricks of the trade, culinary inspirations and more.

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Meet the three young innovators who are helping to define the taste of modern Chilean cuisine:

Chef Matias Palomo: The Globetrotter

Chef Matias Palomo is the genius behind Santiago's critically acclaimed Sukalde restaurant, which earned a designation on Food & Wine Magazine's Go List in 2008. Palomo serves up traditional Chilean recipes seasoned by the culinary influences he learned while working in Spain, New York, France, Italy, Mexico and South America. Driven by this global perspective, Palomo is passionate about introducing Chilean foods to a global audience: "The diversity of our culture and our native ingredients are so unimaginable," says Palomo. "We simply must share them with the whole world." See how he does just that in this exclusive video clip, and check out the exclusive recipe for Chef Palomo's Pisco-marinated salmon here.

Chef Rodolfo Guzman: The Adventurous Entrepreneur

At Santiago's Borago, ranked among Latin America's top 10 restaurants, Guzman brings to life the varied flavors of Chile in Santiago's hottest tradition-oriented kitchen. This inventive chef traverses all 2,700 miles of Chile's diverse terrain, seeking new ingredients to enliven Borago's dishes, which are prepared in traditional Chilean style — cooked on hot stones and smoked with native woods. For an original twist on a Chilean staple, watch Guzman whip up a chicken liver pate with olive oil, blueberries and walnuts on an apple crust in this video and follow the recipe in your own kitchen.

Chef Tomas Olivera: The Upstart

Young and daring, Chef Tomas Olivera is taking on Chile's masters with his treatment of sustainable seafood. His savory approach is showcased at CasaMar in Santiago, his first personal project after a celebrated six-year stint at the nearby Ritz Carlton Hotel. Sweet also has a place on Olivera's menus, as he shows Foods from Chile fans in this video demonstrating how to make an antioxidant-rich fresh-berry dessert with condensed milk, a perfectly sweet and light concoction to round out a sumptuous meal.

For greater inspiration, watch this two-minute video about the Foods from Chile campaign and learn to love the country's fresh fare and unique flavors as much as these enthusiastic new brand ambassadors.

About Vivaldi Fifth Season

Vivaldi Fifth Season is the digital, design and technology agency of Vivaldi Partners Group and the agency that designed and is orchestrating the Foods from Chile campaign. Vivaldi Fifth Season is a creative powerhouse that orchestrates and produces innovative, engaging branded experiences that allow businesses to connect with their audiences and create entire new business models based on the strength of these new relationships.

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