Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa - Monchique, Algarve, Portugal

Louis Anjos – Executive Chef

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Louis Anjos was born in Minde, Alcanena and started his culinary journey at the Fatima Hotel School, Portugal, where he graduated in the year 2000.

He began his professional career as a chef in several restaurants in the region of Leiria, Portugal, where he extended his knowledge of pastry by attending the course taught by the School of Hospitality and Tourism of Coimbra.

In 2008, Louis decided to change his career path and moved to the south of the country where he starting working in the resort Vila Vita Parc, as Head of Bakery. Looking for further inspiration, in September 2009, Louis transferred to Hotel Villa Batalha where he trained part of the start-up team.

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He returned to the Algarve in June 2010, where he joined the team at Villa Lara Resort, and later, from April 2011 to August 2015, worked as Executive Chef at Suites Alba Resort, where he led the restaurant kitchen team.

In 2012 he was the proud winner of the 23rd edition of the Chef of the Year Competition, the most prestigious cooking contest in Portugal, having also been the winner of the Regional Stage South / Islands.

To deepen his cooking passion, he participated in internships at the prestigious Michelin star restaurant Viajante in London, and the three Michelin star restaurant Martin Berasategui in San Sebastian in northern Spain.

Louis is in love with Portuguese cuisine and its roots. His creations are inspired by the traditional Portuguese recipes and he uses local produce from the regions where he works. Check out Mon Chic menu’s for a sample of his creativity.


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