The Cabo Chef Connector
If you’re in Cabo and you don’t want to cook, but you want something different than a restaurant, call Reynaldo Ordinas Alonso. The owner of Cabo Chef Services provides unique opportunities for Cabo visitors to meet a local culinary professional and learn about the region’s fresh food. Choose a breakfast, lunch, or dinner package (or more than one!) and one of Alonso’s chefs will grocery shop and cook for you. Talk about a relaxing part of the vacation—the company even offers a waiter to prepare drinks and cleans up at the end. Alonso spoke to us about his path to success in Cabo.
Describe your path to setting up your own business in Cabo and how the business has changed over the years.
I was born on December 8, 1981 in Mexico City. When I was young, I moved to Cabo with my family. My adventure began when I started working in my parents’ restaurant, Tierra Firme.
From my childhood, I remember the aroma of my mother and grandmother’s kitchens and the incredible dishes they cooked, always with delicious colors and flavors.
I learned customer service at the hotel, The Bungalows B & B, and followed the family recipe for hospitality. There, I first acted on my passion for teaching, giving cooking classes to guests and taking them on a tour of organic farms by Todos Santos. They cooked their own products from the land and used the same ingredients for cooking classes. I learned how to raise and harvest my own food.
I’m passionate about organic farming and agriculture as well. I ventured into different businesses, always related to food and service. Two of these businesses were the seafood restaurant, Dulce Isabella, and the Mexican restaurant Con Amor.
The best hotels asked for my services, and in 2006, I became a butler of excellence in service, having the opportunity to work and meet very important people.
Tell us a little more about your company.
One of my biggest successes has been my catering company, Cabo Chef Services, which has been a success since 2007. The business has given me the opportunity to do what I like most—make people happy. Throughout these years, we have been able to observe and participate in all the wonderful changes of the Los Cabos area. We give our clients a complete and personalized service. They’re always looking to have an unforgettable experience, and we provide this. We surprise them with our best dishes, always using the same secret ingredient in everything—love.
What are some of your favorite spots in Cabo?
I love the Arch of Cabo San Lucas, the place where the sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean become one. You can also enjoy the yearly show of beautiful gray whales. Enjoy the sunsets while walking in our beautiful marina, or just walk along the beach. Los Cabos will always have a surprise for you. It’s a beautiful destination, a place where the sea and the sun disappear in the sunset while you listen to the sound of the waves. This is the place where dreams come true and where imagination has no limit. Come to Los Cabos! We will be waiting for you.