Robert Ortiz - Rendered on: 28/03/2017 03:21:45
A pioneer of Peruvian cuisine, Robert Ortiz is head chef at the LIMA restaurant in Fitzrovia, London - Europe’s first Michelin-starred Peruvian restaurant.
As a child, Robert grew up in the Amazonian region of Peru cooking with his mother and grandmother, an experience which has influenced his cooking today.
He began his culinary career at the famous Costa Verde restaurant in Peru’s capital, before moving to London and working at The Landmark Hotel. At the legendary Four Seasons in Canary Wharf, his appreciation of European-Latin cooking increased, and he first met fellow Peruvian chef, Virgilio Martinez.
By 2012, Robert was offered the role of head chef at LIMA by Martinez and a year later the restaurant was awarded its Michelin star. He is now executive chef of LIMA and new sister restaurant, LIMA Floral in Covent Garden.