Jorge Vallejo

Jorge Vallejo

Jorge Vallejo is Chef-Owner of Quintonil. After studying management and the culinary arts at the Culinary Center of Mexico (Ambrosia), Vallejo spent some time on the high seas working on Princess Cruises. He later worked and spent time in the kitchens of restaurants like Noma, Pujol, and the St. Regis Hotel’s Diana Restaurant and the Habita Group. When he decided to strike out on his own in 2012, he opened Quintonil with his wife Alejandra Flores. For eight years,the restaurant has been the core in maintaining the dialogue that Vallejo has established about the memory and current circumstances of Mexico’s culinary tradition.Quintonil has been on The World’s 50 BestRestaurants list since 2015, where it currently ranks twenty-fourth globally and eleventh on the Latin America’s 50 BestRestaurants list. Jorge Vallejo also reflects on the gastronomy’s relationship to the environment, culture, and society, emphasizing on how this impacts Quintonil, and the greater community. This has prompted him to participate in different forums and give lectures nationwide and abroad he has also collaborated with research, and conservation projects for both gastronomy and its context. (Mexico City, Mexico)