Daisy Martinez is a chef with a television show called "Viva Daisy!" on the Food Network. Martinez was born in Brooklyn, New York to Puerto Rican parents. She specializes in Latin cuisine.
Daisy Martinez worked as an actress and model before becoming a chef. After attending the French Culinary Institute in 1998, Martinez launched a television career with the show "Daisy Cooks!" on the Public Broadcasting Service. She also authored the book "Daisy Cooks! Latin Flavors that Will Rock Your World." In January 2009, "Viva Daisy!" began airing on the Food Network. Martinez is a regular columnist for "Every Day with Rachael Ray" and "Selecciones" magazines.