Chris Burch Brings the Award-Winning Chef Andres Morataya to Nihiwatu

Chef Andres Morataya is a highly sought-out-after chef from Panama. He’s built a startling reputation for himself against overwhelming odds. Starting out, the chef didn’t even have the finances to set up his premier restaurant, Panga. Andres Morataya never gave up. The challenges only strengthened his resolve and determination to succeed. That’s when Chef Morataya pioneered a unique approach known as ‘back to basics’. Instead of purchasing the expensive kitchen and cooking equipment from the stores, Andres used ready-made materials to build functioning grills. Afterward, there was no stopping his meteoric ascent to the top of the food game, both figuratively and literally.

Summer Parties at the Hamptons

Chris Burch, CEO of the VC firm, Burch Creative Capital and a veteran hotel entrepreneur, wasted no time in hiring Chef Andres as his head chef. Andres often gets called up to tend to the VIP guests partying at Burch’s Hamptons beach mansion. Chris Burch is in advanced talks to bring chef Andres to work on his award-winning resort in Bali, Indonesia.

Andres is expected to start his tenure at the resort in November 2017. Speaking in response to his upcoming appointment, Chef Andres hoped to continue his creative and unique cooking approaches, despite having fully furnished kitchens at the resort.  Related article on

Chris Burch’s Biography

Christopher Burch is an avid entrepreneur whose name is synonymous with creating disruptive innovative brands. Burch is the founder of Burch Creative Capital, a company that specializes in identifying lucrative opportunities in both developed and emerging markets. He’s responsible for building more than 50 companies have transformed into global powerhouses in four decades. Burch Creative Capital manages a broad and diversified portfolio that includes investments in hospitality, retail, technology, apparel, health and organic food sectors. The brand recently earned a vital endorsement from the talk-show queen, Ellen DeGeneres.

Early Life and Education

Christopher Burch, 64, is a billionaire investor who loves adventure and exploring. In 1972 to 1976, he pursued a business degree at the Ithaca Business College. More to read on   Today, Burch has personally built over 13 companies valued in the millions of dollars. He owns companies like Rappi, Hooch, Hooch, Split, Bib + Tuck and Nanoleaf. His refined business acumen landed him appointments at several companies’ boards. Chris serves as an advisor and investor on Grability, Chubbies Sports, Poppin and at Nihiwatu. Burch is an extraordinary philanthropist who takes great pride in lifting the less-fortunate people in the community from their conditions. Learn more about the incredible charity work by Chris Burch on his official website.  For his recent timeline activities, hop over to this.

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