Ivan began his culinary career in 2001. After graduating from the university in Mexico City, he began operations within his culinary focus at hotels including the Four Seasons. In 2009, he stepped away from more commercial locations to chef and operate the Marakame Café in Cancun, then to a couple of other Restaurants in the region, developing his skills. In 2012, he took over operations of a number of Seagoing restaurants for Holland America Line on their cruise ships. This gave him focus on plating’s and creating meal programs for a large galley operation.
When Covid shut down operations with the cruise fleets, Ivan found himself in a position to narrow his culinary focus and enter yachting.
Once stepping aboard yachts, he has been able to take is commercial high end drive and bring it to a smaller, more intimate surrounding. He has been involved with a number of yachts, and fractional vessels, where the galley has been non-stop, yet the creativity needed to remain high end.
Ivan looks forward to being apart of the Magic family and delivering “potions” of flavors and beauty to the clients aboard.