New York, NY


Fernando Navas is the chef for Balvanera. Born in the bustling port city of Punta Alta, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he grew up surrounded by the warmth of family, the spirit of South America and an abundance of international influence. Inspired by his grandfather who worked as a cook in a casino for military officers, and his father who brought the entire family together for Sunday feasts, he was exposed to both the rigorous pace and genuine passion of a culinary lifestyle.