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Robin Villarreal Monserrate

Chef Robin Villarreal Monserrate is highly tolerant and goal oriented individual with ample experience in the fields of culinary education, menu costing and development, product development and semi industrial food production.


Education and Qualifications

Ecole Lenôtre

Professional Training Course Certificate


Royal Thai School of Culinary Arts



Le Cordon Bleu, Mexico City

Le Grand Diplôme (with high Distinction)


Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Associate degree in Airline Pilot (AUS/UK – ATPL)


Work experience


November 2017 – Present

Co-Founder / Academic Operations Director

Culinary Arts Institute at Varna University of Management

Main responsibilities

• Educational Curriculum development and implementation

• Budget and Financial Management

• Scheduling of Academia


August 2014 – Present

Co-Founder / Partner

4Toques AD, Sofia, Bulgaria

*4Toques is part of Planet Pride Group which is distribution company dealing with the sales of frozen seafood in the Scandinavian region.

Main responsibilities:

• Select, develop and present new products for the Bulgarian and Balkan Markets

• Manage the companies, P&L, investment budget and cash flow


Visiting Chef Instructor/Member of the Academic Board

HRC Culinary Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria

  • Part time activity, most of the time is devoted to Menu development and costing classes. Other activities include culinary demonstrations, visiting chef activities and evaluation of final assessments/exams.


Freelance consultant

Various companies

  • Services provided: recipe development and costing for different food services business ranging from chain type restaurant, fast food concept, catering and “a la carte” restaurants.


August 2007 – August 2010

Director/Head Chef Instructor

HRC Culinary Academy

  • Chef Villarreal was hired to build and establish the HRC Culinary Academy. Overall as director, he had to manage equipment selection, budgeting, payroll, bookkeeping and curriculum development during the construction stage of the project. Once the project was built, he took over a more instructor role but still had to manage with director responsibilities. Some key roles as head Chef Instructor are: curriculum development, EU projects management, promotional demonstrations and culinary lectures and laboratory classes.


January 2005 – February 2007

Executive Chef

Glion Institute of Higher Education

Escuela UVM/Glion, Universidad del Valle de México, Tlalpan

  • Chef Robin Villarreal was member of the founding and academic committee for this project. He was directly involved in curriculum development, regional and country marketing demonstrations and overall operations of the culinary department at the University.


Awards and Certificates

Educational Curriculum Accredited by the American Culinary Federation

1st place Team Competition Bulgarian National Culinary Cup 2014

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