Jose Mendin

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17, 1978
Puerto Rico
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17, 1978 (age 43)
Puerto Rico


Professional chef and restauranteur who is known for having started the restaurants Sushisamba Miami Beach and Mercadito Chicago and Miami. He is also known for having co-founded the Pubbelly Restaurant Group as well as the Food Comma Hospitality Group. 

Before Fame

He moved from Puerto Rico to Miami in 1998 where he enrolled at Johnson & Wales University where he earned his bachelors degree in Culinary Arts. In 2001, he went on to open up Nobu Miami and Nobu London in 2002. In 2003, he traveled to Spain to work for chef Jesus Ramiro in Valladolid.


He is known for having won the StarChefs Rising Star Restaurateur Award in 2016 for his work in founding the Pubbelly Restaurant Group. He is also a multiple James Beard Award semifinalist for Best Chef, Southeast. 

Family Life

His great grandmother was a cooking instructor. He has two children named Ian Jose and Noah Alexander. 

Associated With

He shared a photo with Raymond Arrieta and Wisin in Puerto Rico to his Instagram in September of 2018.