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Chef Stories: Jose Salazar – Mita’s & Salazar

He's one of the city's top chefs, and he's in love with Cincinnati.

“Chef Stories” is an ongoing series exploring the minds of Cincinnati’s top chefs. 

Jose Salazar didn’t really want to come to Cincinnati. It’s not that he had a problem with it, he just didn’t know anything about it until a call came in from the Cincinnatian Hotel, looking for an executive chef.

Fast forward to 2017. He’s the owner of both “Salazar” in Over-the-Rhine and “Mita’s” downtown, widely regarded as one of the best culinary minds in the city and one of Cincinnati’s biggest advocates. But what brought him here? What’s the inspiration behind 2 of Cincy’s most beloved restaurants?

The answer? You.

Learn more about Chef Jose Salazar

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