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Sergio Montoya Garcia

Chef - Relais & Châteaux

Sergio Montoya Garcia
La Terraza
Member Relais & Châteaux from 2019
7 km West La Fortuna road to Arenal Lake
21007 Road 142 La Fortuna de San Carlos
Costa Rica

HOTEL

Nayara Gardens



RESTAURANT

La Terraza

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Story of a Chef

How did you become a chef?

Even as a child I was really passionate about cooking. Becoming a chef quickly became obvious to me.   

What is your signature style?

I propose simple cuisine which highlights local products and the traditions of my country.   

What are your favorite products and your criteria for selecting them?

The first thing I look for is the freshness of products. That’s the most important thing. I love discovering local products from small producers, as I feel that they place an emphasis on care and love.   

What is your signature style?

I think it’s fundamental to respect local culinary techniques and adapt to a place to create authentic cuisine.   

What do you hope to pass on to your staff?

I love to exchange with other professionals in the restaurant industry, especially those who focus on compassion and diversity to expand my global culinary vision.   

Do you have a secret tip for Sunday cooking?

For these precious family moments, I draw inspiration from my memories to recreate my mum’s special dishes.  

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