Chef Carlos and Chef Felipe Arellano -Chef Partners
Brothers Felipe and Carlos Arellano began their culinary career as young children in Oaxaca, Mexico. At the age of 4, they were already making ceviches and learning the art of developing flavor using salt, acidity, and local produce. As young adults, Carlos and Felipe packed their bags and migrated to California to break into the action on the bustling restaurant scene in Los Angeles. They worked in a variety of restaurants on the West Coast before deciding to come to the West Coast, settling in NYC where they worked as chefs at the famous Rosa Mexicano Restaurant. After working there for several years, they were poached to join the successful boutique chain of restaurants, Besito Mexican, where they have worked for the past decade as the Executive Chef and Executive Sous Chef respectively. During their tenure, they developed the entire menu for the widely popular chain and have assisted in opening their eight different locations around the East Coast. The brothers are excited to bring their love and passion of all foods Mexican to Park Slope, Brooklyn.
Ronny Jaramillo – Managing Partner
Ronny is a restaurateur, award-winning mixologist, sommelier and passionate educator in the art of hospitality. Hailing from Guayaquil, Ecuador, Ronny spent much of his childhood in the kitchen with his grandmother, learning the fundamentals of cooking and traditional South American flavors. As a young adult, Ronny immigrated to the United States to pursue a career in the culinary world. After graduating from the French Culinary Institute with a degree in Hospitality and Management, Ronny went on to consult and manage some of the best restaurants in and around NYC, including Rosemary’s, Desnuda, Besito, and opened his own restaurant, Viaggio Tapas in Rockville Centre. Ronny is best known for his warmth, humor, killer cocktails and great leadership.