About me

About me

Hel­lo, my name is Car­los Bernal Her­nan­dez

I was born in Cuba in 1971. At age 18 I fled Cuba (dur­ing an exchange for cooks!) and start­ed trav­el­ing. I lived in New York (Man­hat­ten) , Italy (Verona), Spain, Switzer­land, Aus­tria, Ger­many, France and Chi­na.

From an ear­ly age I had an upbring­ing that was very much con­cerned with food.Raised by my grand­par­ents I learned what to make with the lit­tle they had. My pas­sion for food has led me to exper­i­ment with the finest Ital­ian and French cui­sine to the roots of the indige­nous cui­sine of Cuba — and every­thing in between.

Now I have over 25 years expe­ri­ence cre­at­ing new and excit­ing foods.


EL YORUBA Chef jour­nal­ist and a food writer:

His pas­sion for food has led his to many adven­tures in pur­suit of culi­nary plea­sures. Car­los jour­ney is all about explor­ing new flavours, get­ting inspired by sim­ple sto­ries attached to recipes, cre­at­ing new dish­es and shar­ing them with hes fam­i­ly and friends. Spe­cial­iz­ing in Ital­ian and cuban cui­sine, Car­los loves ele­gant enter­tain­ing, snow-white table cloths and fine plat­ing. How­ev­er, He is admits that noth­ing com­forts her bet­ter than sim­ple, rich and famil­iar flavours of a good home cooked meal.

In his third school year at the culi­nary inti­tute off cuba Car­los found him self suf­fer­ing from the worst iden­ti­ty cri­sis in 1990 of the eco­nom­i­ca of cuba. He was still inter­est­ed in break­ing news and local sto­ries, but his pas­sion for food was tak­ing over his pas­sion for jour­nal­ism culi­nario Hi almost gave up on media stud­ies to become a chef. For almost 18 years Car­los stayed at home gath­er­ing new recipes and cook­ing. Hi was con­tent, but some­thing was still miss­ing. Car­los went back to culi­nary school in Italy deter­mined to com­bine two of her pas­sions — food and writ­ing.

Born and raised in CUBA , Car­los says that his favourite thing about being a food jour­nal­ist chef in Cuba is dif­fer­ent sto­ries that she gets to hear. Accord­ing to his, noth­ing helps peo­ple to open up bet­ter than a good meal. For Car­los shar­ing food is an expres­sion of love and dance
Besides host­ing and co-pro­duc­ing Home Cookin’ on Car­los TV, Car­los is cur­rent­ly work­ing on review­ing local restau­rants around the world, writ­ing his recipe blog and gath­er­ing old Cuban recipes and enter­tain­ing tips that one day he hopes to share in a book. Car­los has done TV appear­ances includ­ing those on Day­time cook­ing chan­nel ‚TV.