About us

About us

Chef
Alejandro

I was born in the city of Oaxaca, Mexico. In ‘99, my family and I moved to the holy city of Charleston, South Carolina. It was this move, to the states, that my love for the culinary arts started to develop.

From an early age, my love and fascination for food took charge. From chowing down on tomatoes faster than my mom could pay for them, to picking Vidalia onions straight from the field.

EXPERIENCE

I graduated from Stratford High School in 2012 with continued plans for furthering my culinary education. I knew that I wanted to do something that excited and challenged me but everything came to a halt with the arrival of my daughter in 2014. My beautiful daughter is what motivated me to graduate in 2018.

I graduated from the Culinary Institute of Charleston under the DACA program Magna Cum Laude with an Associates degree in Culinary Arts and certificate in Baking and Pastries. It was through this program, I had met and learned from many great and talented chefs. Their influence helped inspire me to someday own a restaurant of my own.

Once graduated, I worked two jobs helping sharpen my culinary skills.

I set out to try the different restaurants Charleston had to offer, widening my palette and expanding my skill-set. After working a year and a half at Restaurante LIDI I realized I was ready for something more challenging.

HOW
IT STARTED

Opportunity arrived when I met Alberto Reyes.

He introduced an idea to me; Opening up a Southern American restaurant and creating my own menu. It was a chance for me to get one step closer to achieving my goal. Once the menu was finished, the Bistro King was born.