Chef Michael Alvarez began his culinary career at the celebrated Cascabel restaurant in San Antonio, Texas. There he received his formal training under the guide of Jay McCarthy, cookbook author and chef celebrity. During this time he staged for many celebrity chefs, including Paul Prudhomme, Stephen Pyles, Susan Spicer and Rick Bayless. He has had the esteem honor of cooking dinner for Julia Child.
Since then, he has worked at top level restaurants in San Antonio, including Executive Sous at Cappy’s and Cappycinnos’ Inc., Chef de Cuisine of the plush American Orient Express Luxury Train, Executive Chef of Boardwalk Bistro, Corporate Chef for Hill Country Properties, were he ran Flying L Guest Ranch Resort and Woodlake Country Club, Executive Chef for Valero Energy Corporation.