I’m known for my big curly hair, big smile and big passion for food. I spend my days as a social media manager at Food Network working on dynamic, drool-worthy digital content. Outside of that, you’ll find me developing recipes and teaching live cooking demos on the Food Network Kitchen app. I’ve also had the opportunity to judge television cooking competitions like Worst Cooks in America and host several digital episodes on Food Network’s social platforms.

After being a self-taught cook for 20 years, I decided to take my skills to the next level through the culinary arts program at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City. Many of my stories in the kitchen come from my unique background. My dad's side is the salsa dancing, Spanish speaking Cuban side and my mom's is the fun-loving side from the midwest, which includes 35 cousins and counting! While these two sides of my background couldn't be more different, there's one shared love language between everyone... food.

I studied Journalism and Mass Communication at the Walter Cronkite School at Arizona State University and was a part of Barrett, the Honors College. I started Gourmet Gab in 2010 as a place to document my cooking in college, and now it’s turned into my personal brand. I’m a lover of Trader Joe’s, obsessed with peanut butter and dream of being a DJ. The kitchen has my whole heart, and I can’t wait to share that love with you!

Photography credit: Emily Hawkes

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I’m Gabriela…


Moved to New York City and began working full time at Food Network


Graduated from the culinary arts program at ICE and onto the next adventure!


Started culinary school at the Institute of Culinary Education


Graduated from Arizona State University with a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication


Launched Gourmet Gab

my journey

I live in a tiny New York City apartment, so trust me when I say less is more in the kitchen. Whether you’re just starting to build your own kitchen tool arsenal or are looking to invest in a few simple things to up your game, here are a few of my favorite tools and appliances.

my favorite things

Mini Food Processor

My Favorite Cutting Board

The Best Silicone Spatula   

The Ultimate Heat-Resistant Ladle

My Go-To Dutch Oven (5.5 QT)

12" Cast Iron Skillet

Vintage Wash Apron

Everyday Storage Containers

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