Having auditioned for a spot on season 1, Belén is back stronger than ever having taken the judges’ advice to heart. She came to Canada eight
years ago leaving her native Ecuador to study in New Brunswick. Since her entire family still lives in Ecuador, she cooks as a way to keep her heritage present in her Canadian home.
Belén is an accomplished salsa dancer and painter, and she speaks three languages. If she wins the $250 000, she would give to ‘Operation Smile’ - an organization that treats facial deformities. She would also love to open her own coffee shop.
Belén's original recipe: Quinoa Cumin Bites