His primary goal has become the preservation of authentic Mexican cuisine
Chef Julio César Castillón Pérez' most important influence came from his own parents, who made a living selling take-out food and, in 1989, founded Restaurante Gaby’s. As he has developed his own culinary skills, his primary goal has become the preservation of authentic Mexican cuisine. To that effect, he’s endeavored to learn everything possible from indigenous cooks. He is rather fond of Chiles en Nogada and Mole Poblano, two Mexican staples, and takes pride on his own take on them. He is constantly improving his craft and has participated in important culinary competitions, such as Chef de Oro, as well as the Paella and Wine Festival, and the Traditional Mexican Cooking Festival.