Cocina|214, Central Florida's leading contemporary Mexican and Tex-Mex restaurant, announces the promotion of Isidro Alvarez to the position of Executive Chef. With more than 35 years of experience in the restaurant industry, Alvarez is the perfect person to hold this well-deserved position. Overseeing the kitchen staff in its entirety, he will ensure that Cocina 214's vision of producing high quality food will be executed successfully.
Located in Winter Park, FL, Cocina|214 uses fresh ingredients to make exceptional Tex-Mex and Mexican dishes and drinks from scratch. Alvarez will continue to use high quality fresh ingredients and promote local.
"Isidro's creativity, dedication, discipline and passion for Cocina's success make him the perfect fit for this position," said Lambrine Macejewski, co-founder of Cocina|214. "He is a talented chef that also has a knack for efficient kitchen management. It is the ultimate combination and he will continue to help our team grow both professionally and personally."
Before joining Cocina|214 in April 2011, Alvarez worked in a wide range of positions to gain experience in each and every kitchen staff position. His years of training with notable chef David Cordua and founder Michael Cordua of Churrascos Restaurants, in addition to working for Hilton Hotel and other restaurants, give him the knowledge and proficiency he needs to manage a kitchen staff of Cocina|214's size.
"I am overjoyed to have the opportunity to be Cocina's Executive Chef," said Alvarez. "Cocina|214 is all about making authentic, fresh and quality food, so I look forward to making sure each and every dish that comes out of the kitchen lives up to that goal."
About Cocina 214
Cocina|214 is a contemporary Mexican and Tex-Mex kitchen. The name is a combination of the Spanish word for kitchen, "cocina" and the Dallas area code, "214." The idea for opening Cocina|214 developed when two of the owners from Texas missed the Tex-Mex and Mexican food they had grown up eating. They wanted the same authentic, fresh and quality food here in Winter Park.
A 5-time winner of the "Best Mexican" category in the Orlando Sentinel Foodie Awards and Orlando Magazine's Dining Awards, Cocina|214 provides covered outdoor seating, a spacious and sleek separate bar area and a chic main dining room. Enjoy Tex-Mex favorites at 151 E. Welbourne Ave. in Winter Park, FL or visit www.cocina214.com for more information.