Tabasco, Mexico


Hailing from Tabasco in southeastern Mexico, Gabriela Ruiz is a trailblazer for her native cuisine. She owns Gourmet MX, a refined dining restaurant, and Chata Pandal, a gastro-bar in Villahermosa, the capital of Tabasco. Gabriela attended Escuela Culinaria del Sureste in Mérida, Yucatán, continued studies at Escuela D´Gallia in Lima, Peru and at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts in Vancouver, Canada.