Chef and culinary consultant Nacxitl Gaxiola has more than 17 years of experience in the culinary arts, specializing in authentic Mexican cuisine. His approach to food honors traditional Mexican flavors and recipes modified through modern techniques and presentations.
Nacxi worked for esteemed chef-researcher Ricardo Muñoz Zurita as an executive culinary researcher, helping to create an updated edition of the Encyclopedic Dictionary of Mexican Gastronomy as well as eight other titles including one devoted to Mexican Salsas. He also planned and organized every aspect of Zurita’s restaurants, culinary trips, books, and research.
In 2008, Nacxi helped launch Mexican restaurant La Superior in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, which quickly earned positive reviews from major publications including The New York Times and the Michelin Guide.
Three years later, Nacxi created the menu for Pulqueria, a nightlife and dining hotspot in Chinatown featuring Nacxi’s traditional Mexican fare.
Nacxi has worked as a consultant for Stephen Starr Restaurants, developing different dishes and menus, most recently as part of the opening team for El Vez Restaurant located in the Goldman Sachs building in New York City.
He has also taught Mexican cooking techniques, including a salsa-making course at The Brooklyn Kitchen.