About Andres Barrientos
Andres Barrientos is a Miami native and a graduate of Jonson & Wales University. Andres spent the next 8 years traveling and fueling his passion for adventure all the while learning about food from people, places, and experiences. After a stint on the west coast in 2010, Andres landed back in Miami. He took a position with Brian Aaron of Aarons Catering. The duo won on the Food Network and Scott Conant’s “24 Hour Restaurant Battle.” With Andres at the helm, Aarons Catering garnered a number of catering industry accolades and Cater Source speaking engagements. 2012 brought more exposure and experiences for Andres with the launch of Miami Smokers – Urban Smokehouse and the wildly popular Basel Biergarten. Since then Miami Smokers has opened a deli and smokehouse in Little Havana, and is recognized as a destination for the best pork in the Magic City. In 2015 Andres competed and won yet another Food Network show, “BBQ Blitz”, where he competed against other local favorites. Since then Andres has been focusing on promoting all things Heritage breed pigs, including starting a pig farm to support Miami Smokers.