Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Alvaro Zapata began working as Casa Felix’s Resident Chef in December of 2009. At 21, Alvaro took his first job in the kitchen at Bio, a vegetarian and organic restaurant in Palermo working with Chef Maximo, a mutual friend who introduced Diego and Alvaro. Several restaurants later, including Arevalito, Basilico, Kensho, and Blanquita, Alvaro came to Casa Felix. Inspired by Diego’s garden which provides many ingredients used in the dinners, Alvaro has become an urban gardener himself, contributing much of his own produce to Casa Felix. Alvaro bakes arguably some of the best bread in the city, available to diners at the beginning of their meal. He is also currently experimenting with brewery and has successfully produced his own pilsner, sold at Casa Felix and a couple of other local venues. On the side, Alvaro works with an after school program teaching young kids under the age of 10 the basics of cooking.