Ana Q - Celebrity Chef and Reality TV Star

About Ana "Q" Quincoces

Celebrity Chef and Reality TV Star

Biography

She’s known as Miami’s Hottest Chef! Latina Ana Quincoces is a former real estate lawyer turned celebrity chef, food entrepreneur, cookbook author and social influencer. Specializing in delicious Cuban food, Ana is a sought after bi-lingual talent on reality and talk television shows.

A cast member of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Miami, Ana parlayed her celebrity into a thriving brand. She wrote three cookbooks: Sabor! A Passion for Cuban Cuisine, Cuban Chicks Can Cook and The Versailles Restaurant Cookbook

Ana is the creator of  Skinny Latina, a popular line of Latin-inspired cooking sauces and marinades sold in 500 grocery stores in Florida – Whole Foods, Publix Super Markets and The Fresh Market. Most recently, Ana appeared on CNBC’s The Profit to help rebrand Skinny Latina with the help of billionaire and host Marcus Lemonis.

Ana’s 100k plus Instagram followers have lead to endorsement deals with some of the world’s biggest brands, like Target, Unilever, Olay Skin Care Products, Smithfield Foods, Estee Lauder, NASCAR and Nestle.

As a finalist of Season 12 Food Network Star, Ana received high praise for her culinary talent.

A self-taught home cook known for spicing up dishes with a Cuban twist; Ana was a finalist on Food Network Star, Season 12. She then went from contestant to judge appearing on Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen with Gordon Ramsay and Telemundo’s MasterChef Latino.

Ana has guest co-hosted two major ABC talk shows,The View and The Chew. She also hosted Fox’s Utilisima Puro Chef and for several years co-hosted Daily Flash, an internationally distributed news and entertainment program airing on the CW and Fox Networks. She’s been a guest theToday show, Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Telemundo’s Un Nuevo Dia, Univision’s Despierta America, HLN and CNN.

And there’s print exposure too. Press in US Weekly, Latina Magazine and countless features in Miami Herald Newspaper that goes beyond her fame from The Real Housewives franchise.

Clearly a one-woman powerhouse with non-stop ambition, Ana is the Culinary Editor for Miami Vibes Magazine. She’s also a keynote speaker for various conferences around the country including Hispanic Leadership and Women in Business. Her messaging is often about empowering women to live rewarding and successful lives.

Hispanic Roots

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 is truly bilingual and has the distinct ability to connect with a very large audience. She has 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.