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Chef Patricia McCausland-Gallo, CCP
Patricia McCausland-Gallo is a nutritionist, pastry chef, teacher, and food writer born in the Caribbean town of Barranquilla, Colombia. She has a B.S. in Foods and Nutrition from Louisiana State University, attended a School for Retort Operations, and completed courses of instruction prescribed by the Food and Drug Administration. She has attended the American Institute of Baking in Kansas as well as the École Lenôtre in Paris.
Pachi, as she is called, has been a food writer for local and national newspapers in Colombia and Panama City where she lives now. She has published five cookbooks: Secrets of Colombian Cooking (Hippocrene Books, 2004), Second Edition May 2012. Pasión por el Café (Editorial Norma 2006, FRP 2008, Circulo de Leitores 2009; IPPY Silver Award 2008 and Gourmand Best Single Subject Food Book in Latin America, 2006. (sold over 55,000 books worldwide). Juangui Goes to College, 2007. Coauthored Williams Sonoma's Essentials of Latin Cooking 2009, The Foods of Colombia and Venezuela, 2010, Anness Publishing UK. Cómetelo Flaca, 2011, self published, Panama. She has been an executive pastry chef, a manager, and an owner of bakeries in Barranquilla and Cali. She also develops recipes for healthy teens and special needs children.
Pachi was invited to be part of Michelle Obama´s Chef´s Move! To Schools. Has been a speaker in several cities in the United States and Colombia. She has been interviewed in CNN en Español, ABC y NBC. Pachi is a founding member of Nutrir Barranquilla, now NU·3, which feeds now more than 13,000 children each day in Colombia.