Chef/Owner Nixtaco Mexican Kitchen
Recently named the winner of Sacramento’s 10th Annual Bacon Fest, Chef Wise was a natural choice to be Baker’s Bacon Featured Chef. Not only did he triumph as the overall winner of the fest, but he also swept all three categories – best bacon, best dish and best overall!
Chef Patricio Wise is self-trained in the culinary world; he is an entrepreneur, family man and chef/owner at Nixtaco Mexican Kitchen, a concept that began as a pop-up at local farmers’ markets and breweries but was so successful that he secured and established a brick-and-mortar location within the year. He has continued to expand his career by participating in flagship culinary events around the country like the Pebble Beach and LA Food & Wine Festivals, Cochon 555’s Heritage Fire in Napa Valley and the Tower Bridge Dinner in Sacramento, to name a few. He was also a key element in selecting “The World’s Best Rice” in 2017 and 2018 in Macau, China and Hanoi, Vietnam, respectively. His restaurant was lauded “One of the best taquerias in America” by Food & Wine Magazine last year.
He was born and raised in a large Mexican family in Monterrey, where cooking for big parties was an everyday social affair. At Nixtaco he showcases the food of his native Northeast Mexico, paying attention to detail in creating everything in-house from scratch, down to the sourcing, nixtamalization and grinding of the corn used to make masa for his award- winning tortillas.
Since its inception in 2015, Nixtaco has set a new standard for Mexican cuisine in the Northern California and has set the road for other chefs to follow suit. He is currently working to expand the existing location and has plans to continue to grow within the Sacramento region.share