Ingrid Hoffmann is a Colombian-American television personality and restaurateur, currently hosting the Food Network series Simply Delicioso and the Spanish-language cooking and lifestyle show, Delicioso, on Galavision. Her cookbook, Simply Delicioso: A Collection of Everyday Recipes with a Latin Twist was published on February 8, 2008 by Clarkson Potter, a Spanish version is also available. "Delicioso: Una coleccion de mis recetas favoritas con un toque latino".
Ingrid is the daughter of pilot Billy Hoffmann. Born in Barranquilla, Colombia, and raised in Cali, and Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, Hoffmann began cooking at a young age with her mother, Yolanda Ibarnegaray, a Cordon Bleu-trained chef who worked in restaurants and catering. She also worked in modeling and acting, appearing in 16 telenovelas by age 20. Hoffmann moved to Miami in 1985, where she opened La Capricieuse, a high fashion luxury boutique in Miami's Coconut Grove.
After her mother moved to Miami in 1992, Ingrid opened a restaurant with her and two business partners. Rocca, the first restaurant in Miami to feature tabletop cooking on heated lava rocks, opened in January 1993 and quickly became a local celebrity hotspot.
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