Michelin-starred chef Josef Centeno starts using vegan products in his most popular dishes

Josef Centeno, the owner of Michelin-starred restaurant Orsa & Winston, is now using vegan cheese instead of dairy in his most popular Tex-Mex dishes. Centeno partnered with So Delicious to make the switch. Centeno, a nominee for Best Chef at the 2020 James Beard Awards, uses the brand’s vegan cheese in place of dairy in some of his most popular dishes, including Cheddar Almond Queso and Chile Relleno.

The chef said: “Cheese is a key ingredient in all of my cooking, but especially at Bar Amá; my Tex-Mex restaurant. After trying the So Delicious cheese alternatives, I realized that it’s possible to swap traditional cheese out with this delicious plant-based substitute with delicious flavor and texture. Whether guests are dairy-free, vegan, flexitarian, or just enjoy great food, I’m excited to be able to provide them with more to choose from on the menu, knowing that the experience won’t disappoint.”

Josef Centeno recently replaced dairy with vegan cheese in multiple dishes at his Tex-Mex eatery Bar Amá in Los Angeles, CA.