About Gate Gourmet

Meet Our Chefs

Gate Gourmet's global team of accredited chefs are known for designing and preparing delicious, nutritious and unique menus that meet any specification and delight the passenger. They also are responsible for helping ensure culinary consistency and top food quality across our global operation. We’re very pleased to introduce you to some of our talented chefs from around the world.

Jorge Romero

Executive Chef and Production Manager - Ecuador

Chef Jorge is the Executive Chef and Production Manager for Gate Gourmet Ecuador, managing a team of 57 in Guayaquil and 54 in Quito. Chef Jorge began his career at Gate Gourmet in 1986 when it was still Buenos Aires Catering. He is based in Guayaquil, though travels once a week to Quito.

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Where did you work previously? I started in my family restaurant in Corrientes, Argentina. I also worked in various restaurants in Buenos Aires such as Confectionary Eden and Pagoda restaurants.

What inspired you to be a chef? I was born in the kitchen, literally. I have been passionate about cooking and doing new food creations all my life.

What is your favorite food or the dish that you most enjoy?Seafood. I really enjoy shellfish.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not cooking? Being with family and my sons and going fishing.

Is there anything that you can’t travel without? My iPad. I do everything with it except cooking.

What are the three things you can’t live without?
  1. God. I pray every day
  2. Being with my family
  3. Eating a good Asado on Sundays with family and friends.