Ana Q - Celebrity Chef and Reality TV Star
Ana Quincoces is a former real estate lawyer turned celebrity chef, food entrepreneur, cookbook author and TV personality. A cast member of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Miami, Ana parlayed her celebrity into a thriving brand. She’s written three cookbooks: Sabor! A Passion for Cuban Cuisine, Cuban Chicks Can Cook and The Versailles Restaurant Cookbook and is currently working on number 4.
Ana is the creator of Skinny Latina, a popular line of Latin-inspired cooking sauces and marinades sold nationally in over 5,000 retailers including Whole Foods, Walmart, Kroger etc. Ana’s platform has led to endorsement deals with some of the world’s biggest brands, like Target, Unilever, Olay, Smithfield, Estee Lauder, Mazola, NASCAR, Nestle and others. Ana was a finalist on Food Network Star, Season 12 and later appeared as a judge on Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen with Gordon Ramsay and Telemundo’s MasterChef Latino.
As a finalist of Season 12 Food Network Star, Ana received high praise for her culinary talent.
Ana has guest co-hosted major talk shows including The View and The Chew. She also hosted Fox’s Utilisima Puro Chef in Buenos Aires and for several years co-hosted “The Daily Flash”, an internationally distributed news and entertainment program airing on the CW. She’s been a guest The Today show, Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Telemundo’s Un Nuevo Dia, Univision’s Despierta America, and HLN and CNN as a legal correspondent. She has had countless features in print as well.
Ana has also been a keynote speaker for various conferences around the country including Hispanic Leadership, Women in Business and The American Bar Association’s Bench and Bar Conference.
Her love of Cuban food and culture and her desire to create a lasting legacy for her daughters prompted her to leave a 20 year career as a lawyer and follow her passion. This led to a career in food and cooking as well as other entrepreneurial pursuits including Skinny Latina, ZipEazeTM and three cookbooks to date. Ana Q has been a keynote speaker at numerous conferences throughout the country inspiring women to “reinvent themselves”, “fake it until they make it”, and “get in there and cook something”.
Family Comes First
As a mom to two millennials, Ana Q has learned to speak everyone’s language. Brands particularly love working with Ana Q because she possesses the unique combination of being both relatable and aspirational. Despite all her accomplishments and accolades, Ana’s number one priority remains her daughters. Ana Q credits being a role model for Kati and Beba as the driving force behind everything she does.