Chef Charly founded Charly’s Vegan Tacos, in Tulum and Wynwood, Miami. Charly’s offered mouth-watering tasty tacos by replicating the textures and flavors of meat with plants and won many awards including “Best LA Vegan Taco” in 2018. Like many businesses, Charly’s Vegan Tacos shuttered in 2021 due to the pandemic, which coincided with the Executive Chef opening at Palmaïa. Chef Charly is thrilled to call Palmaïa’s kitchen his home and to be a part of the resort’s innovative plant-based culture.
After graduating in Culinary Arts, Cuisine, and Gastronomy from L’École des Chefs, the talented Chef spent his first 15 years working at a slew of top steakhouses in Mexico City until he reached the position of Executive Chef. After evolving his diet to be plant-based, he was able to apply everything he had learned as a mostly meat cooking chef to plants, which is how he achieves the flavors and textures he is so well known for. At Palmaïa he will enjoy a culinary playground of plant-based food as he runs all four dining venues on property—giving him plenty of opportunities to innovate and exceed guests’ expectations when it comes to what is possible with plant-based cuisine.