Executive Chef Angel Munoz Jr.

Executive Chef Angel  Munoz Jr.

Executive Chef Angel Munoz Jr.

Maya, The Westin | Avon, CO |

I was born in Tijuana, Mexico and was greatly influenced by the Mexican-American culture of the city. My mother was from Mexico and my father was from the States. I went to school in Mexico until the age of 24. I studied communications at UABC focusing on multimedia and business communications. At this time I also started working in restaurants as a dishwasher to help pay for school. It was at this time that I found that I loved being in the kitchen and wanted to use cooking as my creative outlet. I took up Culinary Arts and the San Diego Job Corps and after 6 months I found that there was Sustainable Cuisine program at Colorado Mountain College. I decided to make the move to Colorado to further my education and knowledge of food. While enrolled at CMC, I started working at the Westin as a line cook. The kitchen here is where I affirmed that I wanted to be in the kitchen, working with different cuisines and becoming a responsible and dedicated chef. I have come up through the ranks in the Westin Riverfront kitchen and am proud to be the Executive Chef.


Come visit Chef Angel at the Mountain Top Picnic and the Grand Tasting.

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