A Modern Mexican Eatery, CHINGÓN, combined flavours, textures and techniques that are at heart, Mexican, while taking influences from across Mesoamerica, or modern day, South America.
CHINGÓN is a celebration of all things Mexican and a modern interpretation of the culture and heritage of the various civilisations and people that have created and formed Mexico as we know and love today.
CHINGÓN takes its influences and inspirations from the first Olmec empire that formed along the Gulf of Mexico in 1200 BC, The Zapotecs who settled the Oaxaca Region in 700BC, The Maya who cultivated the Yucatan Peninsula in 250 AD and the Aztec who built their capital in what is now Mexico City in 1500 AD.
British/South African based in Dubai, Mark’s interests include travel, gastronomy and he loves a bit of geography.
Mark played first team rugby for his school in South Africa. He is passionate about wildlife conservation and safari. Mark often spends his free time taking his visiting friends and family out to the desert for night time braai’s (BBQ’s) enjoyed under the stars.
Capetonian born South African, Garth grew up on the picturesque beaches of beautiful Cape Town where he cut his teeth working in a few of the city’s top restaurants, clubs and hotels.
Garth was the winner of Caterer Middle East’s Sommelier of the Year accolade in 2012 while Head Sommelier of homegrown concept, OKKU Dubai. He has co-created a range of Rum in Mauritius and is a Liverpool Football Club supporter since the age of 3!
Originally from Puebla, Mexico and now based in Dubai, Rene is passionate about various cultures and cuisines, travelling to new countries to explore their history and ingredients any chance he gets.
Rene worked as a chef at Walt Disney in Orlando, Florida. He is busy co-creating a range of Mezcal made from 100% Espadín back in Mitla, Oaxaca.