Chef Mario Bortoni
I successfully completed a degree in Culinary Arts at the “Monterrey Institute of Culinary Arts” in Monterrey, Mexico.
My experience as a chef extends beyond my home country, having lived and worked in Qatar for eight years, from 2010 to 2018, at “Isla Mexican Kitchen”, previously known as “Pampano” a Fine Dining restaurant. These are restaurants owned by internationally renowned Chef Richard Sandoval, in association with Hospitality Development Company.
In my position as a Head Chef, I was responsible for a team conformed of one Sous Chef, two Demi Chef de Partie and eight Commis. Some of my responsibilities included managing the orders of equipment and ingredients according to the restaurant’s needs, stock control, standardize recipes, train new staff, supervise the overall quality of the food, budget control, ensure that all staff followed the HACCP standards and procedures, approve the quality and presentation of dishes before they reach the costumers, and create menus for special events and holidays.
After my memorable eight years in Qatar, my family and I decided to move back to Mexico, where I’m currently residing. Upon my return, I briefly held a position as a Head Chef at Varietal, a restaurant focusing on international cuisine as well as international and local wines. In an adventurous and ambitious pursuit, I abandoned this position to open my own Taco Stand, which I still successfully operate to this day. I believe that my experience and commitment to Culinary Arts could be an elemental asset for your company, as well as a great professional development opportunity for me.