Robert is the Executive Chef of the two London-based restaurants within the LIMA London Group, which showcases contemporary Peruvian cuisine.
He started his career at the Costa Verde restaurant in Lima, Peru, before moving to the UK. During his first years in London he worked in Italian and Spanish restaurants, after which he took up a role at the Landmark Hotel, where he worked with senior chefs Georg Heise, Glen Watson and Gary Klaner.
His next move took him to the Four Seasons Canary Wharf, where he expanded his appreciation of European-Latin gastronomy. Having worked for several years in the UK, he moved back to Peru to extend his knowledge and techniques on the new trends within Peruvian cuisine.
In 2012, Virgilio Martínez invited Robert to collaborate on his LIMA restaurant project in London. A year later, Robert Ortiz received a well-known culinary recognition when LIMA Fitzrovia was awarded a Michelin star. In 2014, the group opened a new restaurant, LIMA Floral, and Robert was nominated Executive Chef of both branches.