Meet the chef behind our menu

Photo by: Morgan Gold. 

Photo by: Morgan Gold. 

Rafael D'Alcazar is our amazing executive chef and renaissance man.

His menu features a range of international delights — including Detroit-style pizza, pintxos (shareable Basque-inspired snacks), succulent salads, ribs, seafood, wraps, sandwiches and chocolate. 

“The menu tries to encapsulate sharing and good times with friends in an upscale vibe,” says D’Alcazar, who hails from Mexico City. 

He’s as eclectic as his menu — a pilot, a DJ, a visual artist, and a former industrial design student who fell in love with the culinary arts while living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His fabulous sous chef, Ariadna Uribe, is also his fiancé.

Which Holy Roller menu item best describes you? The Mexican truffle😜

What's your favourite piece of decor in Holy Roller? The peacock in taxidermy. 

Pizza or chocolate? Chocolate pizza, that way nobody loses.

Rollerskating or bowling? Rollerskating.

Favourite Simpsons character? Bart. 

Who are some of your role models in the industry? Rick Bayles, Ferran Adria, Massimo Botura, Alex Átala.

Favourite restaurants/bars to visit on your day(s) off: Zinc, Solstice, Tiramisu on 124th. 

What else do you like to do in your free time? Painting, sculpture, DIY crafts, music production, photography.

If you had a superpower what would it be? Flying. 

Words to live by: Respect is earned, not demanded. Something like that in Spanish :)

Chris Ede