PRESS and accomplishments

Chef Ted Torres has over twenty years of culinary experience in Philadelphia.  Below are some highlights and press coverage from his journey since then.


Philly Art & Food 2016'S Savory Impact Champion Award

In the Philly Art & Food 2016 Cooks Who Care event, Chef Ted Torres competed against area chefs to create a Latino artist-inspired dish. Chef Ted presented an edible sample of a mask created by a New York based Latino artist. The savory design was created from a baked handmade plantain cone filled with pernil (tender roasted pork in Latin herbs + seasonings) and topped with shredded manchego cheese, chopped pickled jalapeños, cilantro microgreens. Over a dozen chefs presented their Latino artist-inspired dishes, and Chef Ted was awarded the Savory Impact Champion Award for his presentation.  The event this year was to benefit Taller Puertorriqueño, Pennsylvania’s largest Latino arts organization, which uses art to promote development within the community.  

Click here to read more about the event, and visit Chef Ted's Cooks Who Care profile.


food network

Chef Ted Torres competed against three other chefs as a contestant of the Food Network show Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell.

He succeeded and was offered an Executive Chef position at Victor's Cafe in New York City, but ultimately declined to pursue his goal of opening a catering company, now known as Coa Catering.

AL DÍA News 

Chef Ted Torres was featured in 2016 and 2017 by AL DÍA News as a Puerto Rican chef presenting upscale diverse Latino flavors and concepts in the Philadelphia region, through Coa Catering.

Read the article here.


spoonful magazine

Click here to read Chef Ted Torres' story of the first romantic dinner he ever cooked for his fiancée, Maria, featured in Spoonful Magazine's Winter 2016 issue.