Let’s all say, “Hola, Ingrid Hoffman!” She has signed a multi-year deal with Food Network and made her first appearance for the network at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. Believe me, I wish I was there. How does a smokin’ hot blond Latina end up with a Germanic name? Who cares?!?! Look at her! Some people may feel the Food Network is trying their hardest to become a cleavage fest! I say bring it on!
A soap opera celebrity in her homeland of Columbia, Ingrid was told she was “not Hispanic enough” when she auditioned for similar television roles in Miami. Disappointed, but not discouraged, Ingrid moved to Miami and opened La Capricieuse, a high-fashion luxury boutique in Miami’s Coconut Grove Village. The store was a wild success and expanded to four boutiques with a flagship shop on the island of Aruba.
Following her intense passion for food, Ingrid opened Rocca, the first restaurant to feature tabletop cooking on heated lava rocks. Rocca was was an instant success and deemed as one of the hottest destinations for Miami residents and visitors alike. Ingrid also known as one of Miami’s premier live event planners.
Ingrid is the creator and host of Delicioso, a Latin cooking and lifestyle program on the Univision network. Ingrid says, “Delicioso helps busy Hispanic women enjoy and celebrate the zest for life that has become one of the calling cams of our culture in the US.” When asked to explain her concept, Hoffman jokingly describes it as “a cross between Martha Stewart and Sex in the City.” I’ll buy into that! Hey, Ingrid, my TiVo is ready and waiting! Yankees suck!