Esteban Yepes Montoya
Esteban Yepes Montoya is a professional chef, dedicated to study and the pedagogy of fermented foods and edible wildlife plants. He works with the Kogi, Mhuysqa, Misak and Murui communities of Colombia in the rescue of ancestral technologies, and is dedicated to building a bridge between the indigenous and western worlds through food and regenerative culture. He studied gastronomy in the Basque Culinary Center of Euskadi and left his career last year to retrace Central America in search of routes and races of cocoa. He is a empirical student, self-taught in ethnobotany, pharmocognosy, herbology and regerative nutrition. He works with the cocoa to facilitate space for the expression of creative language, self-investigation and healing.