Chef Ryan Olmos was raised in South Texas in a large family. Due to his background, he lives a holistic lifestyle based on living off the land, taking no more than necessary and giving back to Mother Nature as much as possible.
Olmos began his professional career in San Antonio, TX. There he worked as executive chef at many iconic restaurants, including Gallagher’s Steakhouse, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, The Petroleum Club of San Antonio and the El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel.
He was then brought on as executive chef at EatZi’s and relocated his family to Dallas, TX. Through many years of working at EatZi’s, Olmos gained the opportunity to open and run Urban Rio. His work at Urban Rio led him to be named “Unsung Kitchen Hero” by D Magazine, as well as one of the Top 10 Best New Restaurants and Top 100 Best Restaurants of Dallas.
Olmos was immediately hooked when chef Daniele and Christina Puleo described their vision of the new concept of a market offering divine and authentic Italian goods to him. He currently works as the executive chef and managing partner at CiboDivino Marketplace, located in Oak Cliff’s Sylvan Thirty development.