Meet Hugo Ortega, celebrated chef and owner of three successful restaurants, Hugo's, Backstreet Cafe and Caracol, in Houston, Texas. Chef Ortega began his culinary journey many years ago as a dishwasher before attending culinary school. Today, his exceptional culinary talents have earned him many accolades including three James Beard Award nominations.

Chef Ortega is originally from Mexico City and his passion for Mexican cuisine began as a child in his grandmother's kitchen. It is important to him to use fresh, high-quality, authentic ingredients to create the genuine flavors of his home country. Chef Ortega looks to Sysco to source the ingredients he needs to create his delicious, award-winning cuisine.