Ruffo Ibarra

ORYX Capital | Tijuana, MX

Chef Ruffo was raised in Tijuana, Mexico. He enjoyed cooking since he was a kid, appreciated the time he had with his mother in the kitchen. As a young man, to gain experience, he volunteered to work days at Gran Hotel Tijuana, and night, at Baci in San Diego. He attended Culinary Art School in Tijuana and worked for Javier Plascencia at Romesco in San Diego. Ruffo later went on to work for Jesús Sánchez at Cenador de Amos, a two Michelin starred restaurant in Cantabria, Spain. In 2015, he opened his own restaurant, Oryx Capital, offering a fusion of California and Baja cuisines. Recently he traveled to Modena, Italy to cook and learn from Massimo Bottura in Osteria Francescana. Oryx Capital was named Restaurant of the year by CANIRAC from Baja California.