5 Questions With… Chef Angela Salamanca

Restaurateur and activist Angela Salamanca moved to Raleigh from Colombia in her teens, went to UNC-Chapel Hill and got into the restaurant business through family. She opened Centro in 2007 and expanded her business to Gallo Pelón and Ex Voto in Durham Food Hall. Salamanca will also be a speaker at our 2019 WINnovation event, featuring women in business. We asked her five quick questions in advance of her talk. 


What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?

Drink water, then drink coffee. 

What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?

Get more sleep!!!! 

What are you reading these days?

Becoming by Michelle Obama. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz, and May Cause Miracles by Gabrielle Bernstein.

What do you listen to on the way to work?

It varies; usually NPR, or podcasts like The Moth, Modern Love or Death Sex & Money. 

What’s your go-to spot for a business lunch?

Centro, of course!


You can hear more from Salamanca at our annual WINnovation summit September 20. Buy tickets here