Chef de Cuisine
Born in Mexico City on March 7th in 1981. Graduated from the Superior School of Gastronomy, began his career with Starwood Hotels at Westin Boston Waterfront; later continued his career in Four Seasons and after this, he began an adventure in the Andean lands of Lima, Peru where he learned Peruvian Cuisine from the ceviche to the Stir-Fried Beef.
On his return to Mexico he joined Starwood Hotels for second time at W Mexico City, where he was part of the opening "J by José Andrés" as Sous Chef restaurant.
Ismael grew up in Oaxaca and his biggest culinary inspiration comes from his grandmother who thought him how to perfectly blend the extraordinary traditional flavours.