Chef Roberto Treviño became fascinated with the kitchen as a young cook in the San Francisco Bay area. The opening of the El Conquistador Resort brought him to Puerto Rico, where he fell in love with the flavors of the island.
Chef Treviño is constantly challenging himself with his restaurant menus and his public forays into celebrity. He has been honored to cook a dinner at the James Beard House in New York, and at their awards events. He has participated in Food Network's Iron Chef America, battling the amazing Mario Batali.
Chef Treviño has participated several times as a guest chef on Celebrity Cruises, the Telluride Culinary Festival, and Aspen Food and Wine Classic. He has made numerous television appearances both in Puerto Rico and in the US, including Rachel Ray on her show - $40 a Day. Magazine and newspaper articles abound as well, and Chef Treviño has been featured in Condé Nast Traveler, The New York Times, Bon Appétit and Gourmet.
Chef Treviño however, is most at home here in the San Juan kitchen where he continues to create and play with exciting tastes, and keep the guests in the restaurant guessing what he’ll come up with next! His latest venture is Budatai, a 5000 sq. foot restaurant in the newly revamped Condado area overlooking the "Ventana al Mar." Chef Treviño looks forward to continuing the development of new restaurants and food concepts throughout.