Martha Ortiz Chapa has devoted her professional life to the promotion of the art of Mexican gastronomy through publications (as the coauthor of eight books on regional cuisine), artistic direction in film and video, consultancy to restaurants, and the creation of gastronomic concepts, with maximum respect for historical tradition and with indispensable passion, which she sums up as "love for one’s own".
She has held Mexican food festivals at venues of prestige and has won prizes for the aesthetics of her dishes. In Mexico City she first created the restaurant Águila y Sol, whose guiding concept was the overall experience of the senses through the flavors, colors, textures, and aromas of Mexican gastronomy; more recently she opened the restaurant Dulce Patria, included on the list of Acqua Panna and St. Pellegrino "Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants 2015".
Chef Alejandro Cuatepotzo was singled out as the "Rising Star Chef in Mexico" at the 2015 Wine and Food Festival in Cancún-Riviera Maya. This is the most important culinary event in Latin America, with the participation of chefs of renown, and is celebrated to identify the best new chefs of the year.
Chef Cuatepotzo has also been nominated by the prestigious magazine Travel and Leisure Mexico at the Gourmet Awards prizes as one of the best culinary proposals in Mexico. A promoter of one of the first chef collectives on the Riviera Maya, COCO.RM (Collective of Cooks on the Riviera Maya), Chef Cuatepotzo has received excellent reviews for his new and innovative style of food. A follower of renowned Mexican chef Enrique Olvera, he offers food nourishing for its fresh local ingredients and innovative for reinventing uses for products from the sea and land complemented by the flavors of Puebla, bringing to the table dishes he dreams up in the kitchen.