is to always use the highest quality ingredients to bring
out the best taste, and perfect presentation."
Bill's passion for
cooking began at a young age, as his family owned a grocery
store and he spent a lot of time working in the produce
and meat department, where he was introduced to unusual
vegetables and every type of meat and fowl. With Julia Child
and Graham Kerr as his mentors, Bill began to cook and experiment
at an early age. By age 15, he was doing most of the cooking
in our household, and he hasn't stopped.
Bill has traveled extensively in Belgium, France and Italy,
sharing recipes with local chefs and learning their secrets.
He has also incorporated Pacific Rim fusion into many dishes,
from spending time in the Hawaiian Islands. Bill is always
experimenting with flavors and ingredients to find the perfect
blend of taste and textures.
is my favorite place. It is a place where all senses are
awaken, the view, the provocation, the textures, the flavors,
the crunch, and aromas of future enjoyment. I would like
to demonstrate the unfussiness of a dish by evocating to
its true flavor and origin, and if possible adding my own
for culinary began when he was only twelve years old. He
picked it up with intense salad preparation and experimentation.
By the time he was at the university, studying Industrial
Engineering, Otto was already working in the fast food industry
in Colombia. Being in this world he quickly learned about
the complexities of the behind scenes in kitchen production.
Since Oto has always been an avid cook, he decided to pursue
this passion and attained a Diploma in International Cuisine
at the Andean Foundation in Bogotá, Colombia. This
proved to be a life changing experience that pushed him
to immerse even more on this fantastic world. In 2008, Otto
attended to the School of Gastronomy Mario Moreno where
he was recognized as a versatile and creative Cook and Baker.
Shortly after, he was working in the world of restaurants
and hotels such as: Leo Cocina y Cava (Leo Kitchen and Bar)
and the Fontana Hotel in Colombia, known them for their
good cuisine at national and international level.