Denisse Oller is not your typical chef. A dynamic, multidimensional communicator with many passions and interests, Denisse is both a consummate journalist and a trained chef. One of the most honored women in Spanish-language television, Denisse has a proven rapport with a wide audience. While she is highly adept at cooking up a lavish feast, she can also research, produce and host a sizzling show about that feast.
Oller is the beloved chef/host of “Sabrosuras con Denisse” on Telemundo NY’s top-rated morning show “Buenos Dias, Nueva York.”. As one of the prominent Food and Nutrition experts for AARP’s on-line Spanish language food channel at www.aarp.org/denisse, Oller hosts weekly web based cooking programs and is a featured writer for AARP/VIVA. Her work with AARP enables Oller to reinvent Latino cuisine, bringing healthy eating choices to thousands of families.
Oller is also working on her first cookbook; a memoir inspired by her travels and teaches recreational classes at The Institute of Culinary Education in New York City.Oller has also appeared on Fox Good Day NY, The Today Show, Martha Stewart Living, the Food Network’s “Throwdown with Bobby Flay” and CNN en Español. She has been a featured chef at Macy’s the Summit Wine and Food Festival, in Summit, New Jersey and for three years a row, she has been a guest chef at Puerto Rico’s premiere food festival, Saborea Puerto Rico.
Oller’s work on behalf of Hispanic families has gained the recognition of distinguished organizations, and she sits on several boards including the Puerto Rican Family Institute and the Committee for Hispanic Children and Families. She has partnered with HealthCorps, the American Diabetes Association and Goya Foods to bring healthy recipes to your kitchen table. Outside of the kitchen, Oller is the Executive Director for The Joseph A. Unanue Institute for Latin Studies at Seton Hall University. The goal of the institute is to inspire, educate and empower Seton Hall students to become the next generation of Latino leaders.
Over the past 20 years, Oller received widespread recognition for her work as a journalist, including positions as News Anchor at Telemundo and Univision. During this time, she received five Emmys and nine nominations; five A.C.E. Awards; two Gracie Awards and the Edward R. Murrow Award for excellence in investigative reporting. She was also named by Hispanic Business Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential Hispanic Personalities in the United States.