Raquel De Oliveira: Managing Director
Despite wanting to be an oceanographer, Raquel took to hospitality like a duck to water. She worked at Quaglino’s, Chamberlain’s and Tuttons, in restaurants in Paris and owned her own restaurant in Cornwall. She’s passionate about restaurants that have the perfect combination of people, location and energy, like her favourite restaurant, Ceviche Soho. Raquel was the first person Martin first hired and since that very moment she has been instrumental in creating each restaurant and its team as well as running them.
Daniel Ribeiro: Group Head Chef
For many years Daniel worked at top hotel restaurants in France, Brazil, Hong Kong, Germany, Jordan and London. A Le Cordon Bleu graduate he ran his own bar and restaurant for 10 years and in recent years as a key member of our Ceviche Family he has travelled to Peru with Martin and has become an expert in Peruvian food. As a result of this focus and passion he has climbed through our team first as Ceviche Soho’s Sous Chef, then Head Chef, then Group Sous Chef and is now proud to be Ceviche Family’s Group Head Chef.
Zoltan Varga: Group Bars Manager
Born in Budapest, Hungary, Zoltan changed careers from financial adviser to barman when he moved to London. He joined our Ceviche Family in 2012 working first at Ceviche Soho then helped set up the bar at Andina, in Shoreditch. Constantly on the look out for new trends and innovations, he is a pioneer in pisco cocktail making having travellled several times to distilleries in Peru and worked with Peru’s top pisco experts.
Alessio Bascherini: Operations Manager
Alessio’s work is to guide and support management teams at our Ceviche Family restaurants to make sure they’re sharp and running smoothly – something he knows all about thanks to a background in fine dining.
Alessio was born on the Italian Riveria and started working in hospitality at the age of 14. When he moved to London, he worked at fish and seafood restaurant Chamberlain’s of London for 15 years. Since joining he’s overseen and supported the opening of our latest 3 venues and brought comedy alongside experience and attention to detail to our team.
Martin Morales: Chief Executive Officer
Our founder is the award-winning Peruvian chef, cookbook author, restaurateur and entrepreneur. He started Ceviche in 2012 to create the most exciting restaurants group in the world. Known as an ambassador of Peruvian food and arts he was born in Peru, but has lived in the UK for over 20 years. He has been cooking since the age of 9, and before creating Ceviche he worked as a music and tech industry exec running companies for Steve Jobs at Apple, for Disney and EMI and has worked with Ferran Adria, The Muppets, Miley Cyrus, members of the Buena Vista Social Club and The White Stripes.