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Four Seasons Hotel Houston

  • 1300 Lamar Street, Houston, Texas, 77010-3017, USA

Richard Sandoval

Chef Partner


As the Chef Partner of Four Seasons Hotel Houston, Chef Richard Sandoval is the culinary visionary behind Bayou & Bottle and Toro Toro. A global pioneer in contemporary Latin cuisine, his career as a chef, restaurateur and entrepreneur also includes serving as a television personality, cookbook author, brand ambassador and philanthropist. He is internationally acclaimed for his innovative approach in combining Latin ingredients with modern culinary techniques to create award-winning flavours that span 50 locations and four continents. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Sandoval has earned many accolades over the course of his career including Mexico's National Toque d ’Oro, Bon Appetit’s Restauranteur of the Year, Cordon d'Or’s Restaurateur of the Year, one of The Inc Magazine’s 10 Most Inspiring Business Leaders, a James Beard Semi-Finalist for Outstanding Restaurateur and received an Honorary Doctorate for Culinary Arts from Johnson & Wales University. Chef Sandoval is commended for elevating Latin American dining in each market he has a presence in with best-in-class concepts, and is credited with introducing Latin cuisine to the UAE, Qatar and Serbia.