Born in Tlaxcala, México, Daniel manzano Flores has been Chef de Cuisine at C-Grill restaurant at Thompson Hotel Playa del Carmen since 2015. He is the person responsible for creating innovative menus that captivate the guests and travelers that arrive to this exclusive boutique hotel in the Mexican Caribbean.
Daniel Manzanao Flores stidied Gastronomic Arts in Puebla, where he began his professional journey working for hotels and important restaurants in the city of Puebla, renowned for its traditional gastronomy, based on sauces and mole. Later, chef Manzano moved to Mexico City, where he began collaborating with important chefs like Pedro Abascal and Enrique Olvera, to name a few. During this time, he had an idea that would define a great part of his own style: giving traditional Mexican cuisine a bit of a twist.
His trayectory has granted him awards such as Cook of the Year in Puebla, under the theme “Moles y Camote”, given by the State of Puebla. He also received the 1stPlace in a pastry competition called “Chocolate & Technology”, also in Puebla. Chef Manzano Flores has participated in several workshops in many national institutions.