Diana Patricia Arizala

Award Nomination:

Culinary Arts


Esto es Colombia


Chef / Owner




Diana Patricia Arizala who is a businesswoman, owner of the restaurant Esto es Colombia and the mother of 4 children, was born and raised “with the pan in her hands”, which is a way to say that she was meant to be a restaurateur, at a very young age she used to watch her grandmother cook and that’s how she developed a passion for culinary.

Life took several turns before she arrived to this wonderful country which welcomed her in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where she studied to become a Master Chef, from there she moved to Toronto more than six years ago and succeeded in making her dreams come true by opening the doors of the restaurant "Esto es Colombia" in September 2016.