Carmen Angel & Rob PevittsCarmen / Moshi
Husband and wife team Rob Pevitts and Carmen Angel are chef owners of Carmen Restaurant (Medellin & Cartagena) and Moshi (Cartagena) in Colombia, South America.
The couple began their culinary journey in San Francisco, California, where they studied and graduated from the California Culinary Academy’s Le Cordon Bleu program in 2005. After moving to Colombia in 2008 to open the first Carmen restaurant with Carmen’s father, co-founder Diego Angel, the elegant and hip Carmen Medellin quickly gained international attention for its strong focus on Colombian ingredients prepared in innovative and modern dishes.
Flavor is what fuels the cuisine at Carmen Medellin utilizing a variety of both modern and traditional techniques. While the essence of the restaurant is contemporary, the menu represents a deep sense of place. Thanks to regional artisanal products of the highest quality and close relationships with local purveyors, Colombian ingredients pulse through the entire menu. The wine and craft cocktail program are curated with the same attention to detail and creativity.
In 2012, they opened their second location in the touristic, coastal city of Cartagena. Carmen Cartagena follows the same dynamic as Carmen Medellin but has a significant influence from Colombia’s Caribbean region. Moving away from the Andean mountains, the restaurant, located in the historic walled city, focuses on fresh seafood and showcases unique local ingredients.
Their newest project, Moshi, opened in early 2017, builds on the success of the Carmen brand, giving life to Carmen and Rob’s ambition to share their passion for Asian cuisine through the lens of Colombian ingredients and Caribbean flavors, offering a unique gastronomic experience in Cartagena.