Palmiro Ocampo


Palmiro understood from an early stage that his profession transcends a kitchen and a set of sophisticated cooking instruments. After several years working in the best culinary spaces of Peru and the world, he decided to become an active advocate of Gastronomy as a means to promote development and innovation. His primary interest is food sustainability, and fighting malnutrition in Peru and globally. He is currently an ambassadors of WWF-Peru and the chef in charge of the creation of the Peruvian culinary proposal for all the fleet of the Holland America Cruise Line. He was also part of the “Zero Hunger Peru” initiative, and Gastronomic Director of Mistura, Peru and the region’s most important culinary fair, in 2016. His social and environmental focus have led him to found, together with his life partner, Ccori Cocina Óptima, an NGO that advocates for the reduction of food waste.

Palmiro participated in Panel 2: The Nutritional and Resilient Power of Diversity at the Agrobiodiversity Symposium on Day 2 of the Food Forever Experience Cusco.

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