As seen on Robbin's List!
As Seen on Food Network hit show CHOPPED!
Neil Fuentes Become part of the Line up of chefs on The Food Channel!
Who I am, What I do...
Neil Fuentes grew up on a farm in Venezuela and in the kitchen with his mother teaching him about the wonders of the culinary arts. Fresh vegetables, farm raised meat and homemade cheese were part of his upbringing and the foundation for his culinary path.
Neil’s passion for the entertainment industry began at a young age as well. He attended a performing arts school in Venezuela, giving him the acting, singing and dancing chops you now see on television and stage today.
Upon graduation, Neil embarked on a new adventure as an International Flight Attendant, traveling around the world, experiencing exotic food, wine and spirits, reigniting his passion for cooking.
Upon arriving in the United States in 1995 Neil began a 20 year career working his way up the hospitality ladder to become the Director of Catering for the popular multi-unit brew house and restaurant, Southport Brewing Company. Neil put his food and entertainment talents together, creating impressive events, innovative menus, and a flare for the theatrical. In 2006 Neil joined the Connecticut Gay Men's Chorus and continues to perform throughout the state.
Neil has solidified himself as a Connecticut power talent in both the entertainment and culinary world. “The Sensational Singing Chef”, airing on Connecticut Style on WTNH Television in New Haven, CT since 2009, continues to be a highly rated show for the network, garnering numerous awards and a cult-like following.
Neil was featured on The Food Network Hit Show Chopped! in 2013. Then in 2015 he goes back to food network to become a Food Network Champion on the show REWRAPPED!
Neil made a change of career in 2016, him and his husband opened The New Haven Academy of Performing Arts. In there, Neil is now giving others the art of music, he now teaches voice lessons, acting lessons in english and spanish and he also produces shows with his students.
He is now also featured every Sunday at 5:30 on Telemundo network.
Neil continue to appear on different tv segments in various networks as well as performing as a professional emcee for several shows and events throughout the year.