26 May, 2012

Gettin' to Know Ya- Part I

I thought that we would tell you a little bit more about ourselves.  Since it is much easier to brag about my wonderful husband and very hard to talk about myself I think that we will start with Boris ;)

Jim Carigan and Boris Olvera
"Selfless,grounded, humble men are always looking forward."
               Pittsburgh Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin

Jim Fergisun, Boris Olvera, Eric Lee and Conrado Hernandez
Boris was born in raised in Mexico City.  He studied Business Administration with a Masters in Finance at the University of Mexico (UNAM) where he played Running Back in Football and graduated with honors.  From there he went to work for the Mexican stock exchange where he was the CEO Executive Assistant of Grupo Financiero Probursa.  After a few drastic life changes and one very sick mom Boris moved to the United States to care for his mother and to have a second chance at life.  

Todd Kawachi and Boris Olvera
He followed his passion for food and cooking and wound up under the wings of Eric Lee, then Executive Chef of Simi Winery.  From there Boris went on to work as the Sous Chef of Franciscan Estates under renowned Napa Valley Chef Todd Kawachi.  When Todd left to teach at the Culinary Institute of America, Greystone Boris took over the kitchen.  During the 10 years working in the food industry Boris was able to work alongside and compete with many big names, such as Victor Scargle, Peter Pak,and a few others that "The Network" will not let us use. After achieving all of his goals in the California Food and Wine Industry, receiving awards, accolades and reviews from papers such as the Sonoma Valley Sun and the San Francisco Chronicle, among others, it was time to take his talents back home.

Sean Putti, Boris Olvera, Chris Cosentino
Boris moved to San Miguel de Allende, GTO in March of 2012 to start his own Personal Chef Services offering food and services to private functions.  He has many new goals to achieve, first of which is sharing his food with the amazing people of this town.

Food for Nations 2009
For more information about Chef Boris Olvera, his accolades and for sample menus please check out his Facebook page.

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