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Truly Mexican - An Evening with Chef Roberto Santibanez, Culinary Consultant & Restauranteur

Truly Mexican - An Evening with Chef Roberto Santibanez, Culinary Consultant & Restauranteur

• Santibañez credits his globe-trotting grandmother for teaching him that food, no matter the culinary tradition, should be creatively prepared and globally inspired.

• Received a classical culinary foundation while studying in the legendary Le Cordon Bleu in Paris.

• Although Santibañez adds a contemporary spin to traditional dishes, his goal in the kitchen is always to preserve the integrity and rich history of the Mexican culinary tradition. He does this by keeping true to the roots of whatever he is preparing, whether it is associated with peasant markets or luxe establishments.

• Owned and operated three successful restaurants that revitalized downtown Mexico City: El Sax, La Circunstancia, and Restobar Salamandra.

• Has served as culinary director and executive chef of Fonda San Miguel (Austin, TX) and Rosa Mexicano (NYC; Washington, D.C.).

• Serves as a culinary partner of Maria Maria, a family of West Coast restaurants done in collaboration with guitar legend Carlos

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