Beatriz Martines is a Mexican Chef, born and raised in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.
Her dedication and passion for food took her from being a cafeteria lunch lady to stage at one of the best restaurants in the world: the renowned three-star Michelin El Celler de Can Roca located in Girona, Catalonia, Spain. Recently, she has been working on the opening of her first family-owned restaurant named XALISKO.
Beatriz was born in 1982 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, the second child of a family of 5 children.
Chef Beatriz said, “The love I feel for cooking comes from my mom and grandma. All my best memories are surrounded by food and family. For us, cooking is a way to show our love”. She found her love for cooking at an early age, “I was 7 when I started flipping tortillas standing on top of a chair while my mom made them. To me, that was so fun” Beatriz said. When she was 10, she started helping at her grandmother’s “Fonda”. This is where she learned how to prepare traditional Mexican foods with her mom and six aunts.