Victor Munoz

Chef Victor Munoz’s appreciation for food started at an early age, when he made dinner with his grandmother every night. It was here that he learned the important lesson of “inclusion” at the dinner table. This was the time to take advantage of whatever opportunity you had to nourish the mind, soul, & stomach of everyone gathered around the table.

Chef Victor grew up in Guadalajara, Mexico and relocated to Florida at the age of five. By age ten, Victor cooked breakfast and dinner for his brother and family every single day. To Victor, those meals were the most important ones of the day. Unable to attend college due to his immigration status, Victor took a job at Disney where he worked in a restaurant where he could fine tune his love for cooking. After five successful years at Disney, he was offered the opportunity to lead an upscale French bistro with world renowned chefs in a vision to bring authentic modern French gastronomy to Florida. Chef Victor was then given another fantastic opportunity to work at a farm to table concept where he changed the way conventional dining was originally thought to be and brought a truly gastronomical experience to South Florida.

From there, he dedicated his career to traveling and learning from the most renowned chefs in the world, including staging at Alinea, French Laundry, Eleven Madison Park, Auberge du Pont de Collonges, Narisawa, Osteria Franscana and El Celler de Can Roca to name a few.

Today, Victor is the Executive Chef at Conservatory West Hollywood where he presents his unique interpretation of what he believes Southern California cuisine represents through his own vision, infused with classic French techniques, Japanese influences and his Mexican roots.