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Ecological Chef. Mind, Body, Spirit. Ocean.
I am an eco-chef. Eating is not about only what we put in our body that healthy and nourishing, but also the origin of our food is important to consider. Mindfulness in eating is when we consider the impact of our food on the environment and then mitigate that impact to make our world, especially our oceans a better place for the next generation. I specialize in gourmet sustainable seafood meals. The shrimp and fish we provide are purchased directly from artisanal fishers in northwest Mexico. These fishers work directly with marine scientists to ensure that no sea turtles, dolphins, sharks, and sea lions are harmed for your seafood meal. For the non-seafood fans, I also specialize in vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy-free ingredients and whole meals. I also purchase ingredients in a manner that reduces plastic packaging up to 90% of each meal. Proceeds from your meal go directly to sea turtle research and conservation efforts in the region and provide economic incentives to reduce incidental capture of other animals through strategic fishing practices adopted by our collaborative fishers who also report poaching and illegal fishing to the authorities.
Chef Andres Hernandez.
One of the reasons for my cuisine is to express through flavors and actions that allow you to enjoy a culinary experience without losing sight of the origin of foods. Committed to the environment, I collaborate to promote the practice of selective and seasonal consumption with those products that are found regionally. There are citizen projects that actively participate in the economic life of the country through models where science and citizen training create processes related to sustainable fishing as well as activities such as monitoring our resources and facilitating the protection of fauna and the environment. In such a way, this shared effort between producers, diners, cooks and companies related to the preparation of food where fish and shellfish are based will promote a consumption practice where the environment has time to regenerate.
For this reason, I seek out a selection of fishermen's products that use selective artisanal fishing gear that helps safeguard the health of mangroves and reefs and other vital marine habitats. By guaranteeing access to quality products where other species are not caught incidentally, species are not overexploited, and with fishermen who complement sustainability by providing specific data to the scientific community, we can ensure the future of our ocean health. Mexican food as a heritage of humanity must also be appreciated from a point of view where it promotes the well-being of people and the health of the environment. I offer my services to different businesses but especially those that are with the same focus directed to the wellness and tourism sector.
the health of the environment. I offer my services to different businesses but especially those that are with the same focus directed to the wellness and tourism sector.the health of the environment. I offer my services to different businesses but especially those that are with the same focus directed to the wellness and tourism sector.
For me, cooking is...
my passion, meditation, and a way to relax and give back.
I learned to cook at...
my mom's kitchen from a young age in the pueblo of Xochimilco, Mexico.
A role model in the kitchen is...
My mom and my knife, both of which can punish me if I am not careful with them and respect their power.
A cooking secret...
knowing the origin of the food ingredients, being mindful and conscience about how and what I buy and share with my guests.
As a Private Chef, I can offer you:
Simply tell me what you're craving! I would love to create the perfect menu for your special occasion in La Paz.
Interactive or demonstrative, I can provide showcooking services all around La Paz.
Trust me as a culinary consultant to help you with your concept in La Paz.
If you are looking for someone to keep your fridge full of incredible meals in La Paz, count me in.
Andres's Food Gallery
We all eat with our eyes first! Below you can find a little demonstration of what I can bring to your table.
Book your experience with Chef Andres
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.