Lisseth Campos

Since I was a kid in Venezuela, cooking has been a refuge and a space for shared creation. I used to cook with my mom, making “tres leches” and “Pan de Jamón” to raise money for our trip to the United States. At 16, I arrived in Miami with dreams and a deep love for gastronomy. My first job was at a Cuban restaurant in Miami, where I fell in love with the vibrant rhythm and passion that characterize this industry. I was fortunate to work alongside great chefs and masters, who shared their knowledge with me and inspired me to pursue my goals. At 26, I fulfilled one of my greatest dreams by studying at Le Cordon Bleu, an experience that reaffirmed my belief in the power of knowledge and experience as tools.

Over 25 years, I have had the privilege of meeting people from all over the world, learning about their cultures, and enjoying their exquisite recipes. These experiences have enriched my cuisine, giving it a multicultural touch and a unique flavor that reflects the diversity of Miami. In 2018, my husband and I embarked on the great adventure of entrepreneurship, creating @unpollodoral, a concept of charcoal-grilled chicken in the style of my hometown, Barquisimeto, Venezuela. Through our idea, we seek to share the love and culture of my land with the Miami community.

I have learned to face challenging situations with determination, cultivate patience amidst the chaos, and enjoy the adrenaline rush of working in the kitchen. Experiences, both positive and challenging, have shaped the person I am today. I have learned from great masters on the path of life, who have taught me the importance of constant evolution. The gastronomy industry has driven me to grow as a human being, facing challenges that have strengthened my entrepreneurial spirit and my ability to balance family and business. My culinary story reflects passion, perseverance, and love for cooking.

What is your favorite street food?

Tacos Pibil

Which restaurant or food stand do you recommend? (Different from yours) (Add its Instagram handle if possible)


What is your guilty pleasure?

Tacos Pibil

What ingredient do you find overrated?


What ingredient do you think is underrated?


What is your favorite kitchen tool?


What is your worst kitchen nightmare?

A grill cook that doesn’t know what is doing.

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