Juan Santiago Gallego

Chef, La Chagra

Black and white portrait of Juan Santiago Gallego

Chef graduated from the Gastronomic School of Antioquia (ESGANT) and the owner of La Chagra, one of the most recognized restaurants in Colombia. Juan Santiago Gallego considers himself a lover of nature and of the Amazonian rainforest, a love that took him traveling through Amazonas to personally know its flora, culture, and variety of foods. His goal has always been to transmit the Amazonian culture, the problems that threaten the “lungs of the world” and promote its conversation through his dishes. This is the main reason why El Chagra was born.