NATACHA GOMEZ DUPUY
Passionate about tourism and gastronomy, Natacha is a Food Tourism Culinary ambassador based in New York, USA.
Natacha Gomez is letting the world discover her style of cooking as the Co-owner of Classy Pairings and Chef Natacha Gomez Dupuy. Classy Pairings is a catering and event company that was started by Natacha and her daughter Keisha Barrella. She also offers her services as a wine specialist. She holds close both her identity as a Haitian immigrant and an American citizen. Natacha was a former Tourism Coordinator for the Historical National Parc in Haiti as well as a delegate of International Relations for Haiti’s Ministry of Tourism in the United States.
Her cuisine ranges from the Native American to The New Caribbean Gastronomy which is about revisiting traditional dishes with a modern twist and promoting local, fresh, and organic products. Though Chef Natacha loves breathing new life into classics, she sought to preserve traditional Haitian recipes with her book “Bak Fritay”. Bak Fritay is the Winner 2020 of the World Gourmet Cookbook Awards, the book highlights Haitian street food for all to enjoy. Her company, the label 100% Lokal, is a global movement to help promote buying locally sourced products to boost and promote sustainable living.
Chef instructor, Certified Trainer of trainers for Disaster Relief, and Historical Food researcher. She also has a line of products that range from hot sauces, jams, spices, and traditional desserts. Chef Natacha combined her love of food and advocacy as she is called an Eativist and works with various organizations linked to the United Nations to promote Good food for people and the planet. She is deeply involved in her community by working with several women’s NGOs to help reduce the gender gap and empower women.