Whether you’re looking to host a large dinner party or a small celebratory event, Botika is the perfect venue to create a memorable experience for your friends, family and colleagues. Please contact us for details on private event options and available dates.
Currently the Chef-Owner of Botika located in San Antonio’s Historic Pearl Brewery, Chef Geronimo Lopez has an impressive background in culinary arts spanning the globe.
A native of Caracas, Venezuela, Chef Lopez and has over 20 years of culinary experience. Throughout his career, Chef Lopez has held culinary & management positions at luxury hotels and resorts in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Dubrovnik, Croatia, Mexico, France and Venezuela. Additionally, Chef Lopez was also an instructor at La Casserole du Chef culinary school in Caracas and at the Hotel School of Beaune in France.
Preceding the opening of Botika, Chef Lopez was the Executive Chef & Instructor of Culinary Arts at San Antonio’s renowned Culinary Institute of America (CIA). Since the 2016 opening of Botika, Chef Lopez has received countless awards and accolades throughout the industry and from his peers. Most recently, Botika was named the People’s Choice for Best Restaurant at Pearl by the San Antonio Express News.
Originally from Brazil, Claudio brings 25 years of experience to the table. Prior to taking the helm at Botika, Martins started his career at “The Grill from Ipanem” in Washington, DC, and quickly rose through the ranks to become the GM at “Texas de Brazil Brazilian steak House” in Fairfax, VA to then becoming Assistant GM for NAO at the Culinary Institute of America in San Antonio. Martins demonstrates his true authentic Brazilian warmth and charm and his incredible dedication to quality service through all of his work.