Juan Carlos Lopategui is the private chef and caterer behind the Ceviche Parlor brand. He's also a sales rep for Mozzarita, the maker of New Times' Best Mozzarella 2008
. "I do corporate events, and I specialize in hordeurves parties. I went to the Culinary Institute of America at 19 years old, then I moved to Spain and cooked at a Michelin 3 star rated restaurant, after that I moved to Napa Valley and studied oenology and lived there for a few years and worked for Sterling Vineyards, then I moved back to Miami worked at Nobu and then was a chef at Barton G for about 4 years. Three years ago I started my own company at the farmers markets, now I get a lot of catering business from them."
You can find Juan Carlos at the Upper Eastside Green Market (66 street and Biscayne @ Legion Park) on Saturdays as well as various other markets and functions around the county.
Here are some more images...
A fresh caught mahi ceviche sample
One ceviche, two ceviche, three ceviche, more! Shoot em up sampler
Swimmin in Tiger's Milk