MEET OUR CHEFS

CHEF
BRUNO AUGUSTO

Executive Chef
Tivoli Carvoeiro Algarve Resort

Born in Ribatejo, Portugal, and with nearly 20 years of experience, this individual began their culinary journey in 2004. Since then, they have worked in various renowned establishments in Portugal, Switzerland, and Brazil. This experience provided them with the opportunity to work and learn from some of the most esteemed chefs in the industry. In 2020, they joined our group, taking on the role of Executive Chef. They now lead the kitchen teams of six restaurants and bars at the Tivoli Carvoeiro Algarve Resort. Among these are gastronomic landmarks of the Carvoeiro region, such as the Sky Bar Carvoeiro and The One. Med Food & Wine.

Passion, Motivation, and Type of Cuisine

Extroverted, empathetic, and passionate about his métier, he shares his enthusiasm and passion with his team daily, always committed to showcasing the best of Algarve, Mediterranean, and international cuisine.

A true advocate for sustainability and local savoir-faire, he creates genuine menus with seasonal dishes that stand out for the superior quality of their ingredients.

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CHEF
ANDRÉ BASTO

Executive Chef
Tivoli Marina Vilamoura Algarve Resort

Originally from Porto and with nearly 20 years of experience, this individual started their career in 2004, gaining experience in different nationally and internationally renowned hotels, always in search of new culinary inspirations. In 2014, they joined our group as the Sous-Chef at Tivoli Marina Vilamoura Algarve Resort. Two years later, they stepped up to the position of Executive Chef, leading the kitchen teams of the hotel’s various outlets. Some of these outlets are gastronomic landmarks of the Vilamoura region, such as Puro Beach Vilamoura and Pepper’s Steak House.

Passion, Motivation, and Type of Cuisine

Adventurous and ambitious, he traveled across Portugal from north to south, spent time in Paris and Stockholm, and returned to Portugal with enthusiasm to join and lead the kitchen teams of our hotel. There, they daily reinterpret the great classics and traditional techniques of both national and international cuisine, while preserving the most authentic flavors.

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CHEF
JOSÉ MOURA

Executive Chef
Tivoli Lagos Algarve Resort

Originally from Paredes de Coura in the northern region of Portugal, he moved to the Algarve early on, where he began his training in Culinary Arts and Pastry. With over 20 years of experience, he started his career in 2000 and has since worked in nationally renowned hotels, always seeking new culinary inspirations.

In 2015, he joined our group as the Executive Chef of the Tivoli Lagos Algarve Resort, taking charge of the kitchen team for the hotel’s various outlets. Among these is the well-known traditional Portuguese restaurant Páteo Velho, and La Terraza, both of which have received numerous awards over the years.

Passion, Motivation, and Type of Cuisine

Passionate about traditional cuisine, he creatively recreates and reinvents the classics of Portuguese and Italian cuisine into true culinary experiences with Mediterranean flavors.

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CHEF
LUIS FERREIRA

Executive Chef
NH Marina Portimão Resort

Originally from the center of Portugal, he moved to the Algarve, where he began his career with our group in 1989 at the Tivoli Marina Vilamoura Algarve Resort. In 2012, he transferred to the Tivoli Marina Portimão Algarve Resort (now NH Marina Portimão Resort), taking over the leadership of the kitchen teams of the hotel’s various outlets. Among these, the T-Bone Tender & Steakhouse and the Restaurante Deck stand out, specializing in traditional, Mediterranean, and International cuisine, with a particular emphasis on meat, fish, and seafood.

Passion, Motivation, and Type of Cuisine

Enthusiastic and passionate about both Portuguese and international cuisine, with more than 30 years of experience, he continues to seek new culinary inspirations daily. He loves sharing his vision and savoir-faire with his teams, motivating them and imparting his knowledge and wisdom to the younger generations.

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CHEF
MÓNICA AZEVEDO

Pastry Chef
Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa Hotel

Born in a small village near Mafra, Portugal, she began her career at a young age and has about 10 years of experience in some of the most renowned luxury restaurants in Lisbon.

In 2017, she joined our group as the Second Pastry Chef at the Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisbon Hotel. In 2020, she assumed the leadership of the pastry team, responsible for creating all the pastries for the hotel’s outlets and events. Among these are some of the capital’s leading restaurants, bars, and event spaces, including Seen by Oliver, Sky Bar, Cervejaria da Liberdade, and the Conference and Events Center.

Passion, Motivation, and Type of Cuisine

Dedicated, dynamic, and cheerful, she leads and shares her passion for the art of pastry with the hotel’s pastry team. Chocolate creations are Chef Monica Azevedo’s true love affair, always ready to create and reinvent this ingredient into genuine works of art.

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CHEF
PATRICK MESTRE

Pastry Chef
Glee Boutique Café . Tivoli Marina Vilamoura Algarve Resort

Originally from France, where she lived for several years, received her training, and took her first steps in the art of pastry, she returned to Portugal, the country of her origins, in 2017. With 20 years of experience, she began her career in 1993 in Paris, where she awakened and developed her passion for French pastry. In 1997, she joined our group as a Pastry Chef at the Tivoli Marina Vilamoura Algarve Resort, and in 2017, she took over as the hotel’s Head Pastry Chef. Her passion and dedication led to the opening of Glee Boutique Café, where French pastries are prominently featured.

Passion, Motivation, and Type of Cuisine

Charismatic and possessing boundless creativity, he infuses his passion and mastery into everything he does. Passionate about French pastry, he creatively reinvents the icons of patisserie alongside his team, transforming them into the most delicate signature chocolate creations that combine lightness, flavor, and elegance.

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CHEF
SUSANA LOPES

Executive Chef
NH Collection Lisboa Liberdade

Born in the heart of Lisbon, she soon learned to cook with the touch and aromas of her mother’s Minho roots.

At the age of 18, she switched from her Marketing training to the Cooking and Pastry Course at the Escola de Hotelaria e Turismo de Lisboa, influenced by her mother, a professional cook, and by the passion for cooking that she inherited from her father.

With more than 25 years of experience, her professional career has included some of the best-known luxury restaurants in Lisbon and the creation of a personal project in the restaurant sector.

During these years she did magic in the kitchens of the Ritz for Season Lisboa and the Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa hotel, where she was part of the team at the former and renowned Restaurante Terraço and Brasserie Flo Lisboa, where she learned the art of French cuisine, currently assuming the role of Executive Chef from the NH Collection Avenida Liberdade.

Passion, Motivation, and Type of Cuisine

Dedicated and passionate about Portuguese, French and international cuisine, she works daily in search of new gastronomic inspirations and loves sharing her vision and know-how with her team, motivating and passing on her knowledge to younger generations.

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“34 years after starting my career in this group, it is with pride that I continue to be part of this company. A company that recognizes the commitment and dedication of its teams and promotes their professional growth, as it is, and has been my case.”

Luis Ferreira
Executive Chef . NH Marina Portimão Resort

FAQs

Have questions or are curious about Minor Hotels? Here, we provide answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

You can apply through the email recrutamento.mhpt@nh-hotels.com by sending a spontaneous application or submitting an application for one of the open positions.

We are a company in constant growth and development. We have partnerships with some of the most renowned brands in the restaurant industry: Seen, by Olivier, Guilty by Olivier.

We have some of the best summer spots, Sky Bar Lisbon, Sky Bar Oriente, Sky Bar Carvoeiro, Puro Beach Vilamoura, various beach and pool bars, among which is Duna Beach in Lagos, Algarve.

We work with some of the most esteemed and recognized Chefs.

“I started my professional career in 1989, the year I joined the Food & Beverage team at the Tivoli Marinotel, currently the Tivoli Marina Vilamoura Algarve Resort, and where I fell in love with the art of gastronomy. Having started my career as a kitchen assistant, I developed my knowledge here and grew professionally, assuming years later the role of Sous Chef. Over the years, I’ve had countless enriching experiences, playing a very important role in launching gastronomic projects, such as Pepper’s Steakhouse and PuroBeach, which have given me enormous satisfaction.

In 2012, 23 years after joining the group, I accepted a new challenge and headed to Portimão, where I took on the role of Executive Chef at the Tivoli Marina Portimão Algarve Resort, currently NH Marina Portimão Resort, where I have been since then. An 11-year-old project, in constant development, with openings of new restaurants and gastronomic concepts, such as T-Bone Tender Steakhouse & Premium Bar and Pizzeria Sunset, which I am pleased to be part of.

34 years after starting my career in this group, it is with pride that I continue to be part of this company. A company that recognizes the commitment and dedication of its teams and promotes their professional growth, as it is, and has been my case.”

Luis Ferreira
Executive Chef . NH Marina Portimão Resort