Maryella "May" Ortiz - Corporate Sous Chef

Maryella “May” Ortiz Was born in San Diego but raised in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. At the age of 18 she moved to Guadalajara to pursue a career in Graphic Design. But, falling in love with the food culture she found her true calling inside the kitchen. She moved back to Cabo to study Culinary Arts, where started working in the industry as a line cook in a Mediterranean Restaurant in Baja.

In 2015, wanting bigger challenges that what Cabo had to offer, she applied to be part of the opening team of Javier Plascencia's "Bracero", and moved back to her hometown. At Bracero, starting as a Prep Cook she moved up the ranks to become one of the restaurants Sous Chefs. Parting ways with Bracero in 2016, she joined The Patio Group in their newly open “Fireside" restaurant where she lead their prep team.

In May 2017, seeking a bigger challenge in her career, May joined Rise and Shine Restaurant Group as their Corporate Sous Chef.