About Chef Ceasar Montano
New Mexican Cuisine with Flair
Hello. My name is Ceasar Montano. I was born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I fell in love with food early on. Both of my grandmothers are incredible cooks. I often found myself around the kitchen. In high school I took culinary classes which motivated me to stick with a career in the industry. I attended New Mexico State University where I received a Bachelor’s degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management .
During my time in college I had a chef mentor who helped me take the next step in attending culinary school. I chose to attend the Culinary Institute of America in Napa, CA where I graduated with a certificate in their Accelerated Culinary Arts Program. I was able to work at some wineries and restaurants during my time at the CIA. After school I got a job as a cook at Bon Appetit Management Company at Google in Mountain View, CA. I worked my way up and am currently the Chef de Cuisine at my prospective location. As a chef, I am constantly learning and developing my skill set. I love cooking anything from street food to fine dining. I have respect for tradition but am always trying to place my own personal twist on my food so you know it is mine.
Chef Ceasar POP-UP Dinner
Chef Ceasar Montano offered 4-Course New Mexican Dinner for his ChefCentury POP-UP