Chef Victor Parra

Chef/Owner/operator Las Puertas Buffalo, and Las Puertas Tulum borne in Acapulco, Mexico. Migrated to Montreal in 2007 for culinary school and has been traveling ever since until recently working in Mexico and the United States. Nickel City chef Champion 2017 Nickel City Chef champion 2016 as Nickel City Chef and Nickel City Chef champion in 2015 as a chef Challenger. 

 

EXPERIENCE 

CHEF OWNER OF LAS PUERTAS TULUM SEPTEMBER 2018 

Tulum offered season restauranteur Olivia Polin and Chef  Victor parra and opportunity to discover the ways of the country that they left 12 year ago. The Mother and son team embarked in this journey to bring you a  restaurant that will focus on cultivating the ideas of their cooking ethos, by understanding the old Mexican techniques of cooking starting by utilizing wood and coal for their main fuel to bring their vision to life. 

CHEF OWNER LAS PUERTAS BUFFALO OPENED February 8 2017 

Las Puertas is a intimate 35 seat restaurant that evokes the food that chef Gonzalez has crafted over 11 years of experience. the dishes showcase techniques of cuisines that have been part of the repertoire of gonzalez but rooted in Mexican Flavors. Las Puertas work can be better describe by the photos in the social media accounts in Instagram and Facebook. 

CHEF AND PARTNER OWNER AT CASA AZUL Opened December 2016 

Partnered with Vincenza Lapi Gonzalez opened a restaurant that evokes the flavors and food of the streets of Mexico materializing the idea that product and execution can transport anyone to the most amazing places in Mexico City or Guerrero. Casa Azul has positioned it self as one of the favorite restaurants for the daily diner who seeks delicious hot and affordable food. 

CHEF OWNER JAGUAR AT THE BISTRO YOUNGSTOWN NY. — 2013 TO 2016

As a chef developed a programed of full Mexican food taken from ethnic and regional dishes that have been modernized by nouveau and classical French techniques. His work at this restaurant has position this restaurant in the Top 20 restaurants in Buffalo within the past 2 year. 

SENIOR EXÉCUTIVE SOUS-CHEF — 2010-2013 

During this period of time I oversaw the food department with two restaurants at the time, with a total of 100 cooks divived en Fine dining facilities between the Western Door steak House and the Italian restaurant La Cascata. My latest enedevor was the opening of the 9 

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million dollar project Thunder Falls Buffet that house a 100 cooks 5 sous chefs and provided tasks such as recipe standardization, scheduling, hiring and firing, daily operations ensuring proper ordering aligning with food cost recipe development and health department practices. During this period of time my restaurant acquired the prestigious triple AAA 4 diamond rating and gave me the opportunity to learn the skills required to open Jaguar at the Bistro, and now Las puertas. 

REFERENCES 

NY TIMES article selecting buffalo best restaurant 2018 

NY TIMES article where Las Puertas gets a clear review of our style in food 2018 second mentioned in national press.

James Beard foundation Nomination 2018 

James Beard foundation dinner 2018 November 1st

James Beard  dinner 2017 November 1st.

Buffalo News publications about Jaguar at the Bistro


Buffalo spree magazine plubication about Jaguar at the Bistro Buffalo spree cover page magazine for Small plates


Buffalo spree interview On the line chef Victor Parra Gonzalez Buffalo eats interview


Buffalo Rising interview about chef Victor Parra Gonzalez


Step out Buffalo Interview about chef Victor Parra Gonzalez.