Birth Name: Aarón Andres Sanchez
Place of Birth: El Paso, Texas, U.S.
Date of Birth: February 12, 1976
Aarón Sanchez is an American chef, restaurateur, television personality, cookbook author, and philanthropist. He has appeared on the show Iron Chef America.
He is the son of Zarela Martinez, a restaurateur and cookbook author, and Adolfo Sanchez. Aarón has a son.
A DNA test whose results were displayed on the show Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2014) stated that Aarón’s genetic ancestry is:
*24.6% Native American
*3.7% Sub-Saharan African
*1.6% North African
*0.7% South Asian
*2.9% unknown (no match)
Aarón’s maternal grandfather was named José Martínez Solano. José was born in Mexico.
Aarón’s maternal grandmother was Aida Gabilondo (the daughter of Hilario Gabilondo Corella and Ana Acuña). Aida was born in Arizona, to Mexican parents.