Alejandro Ruíz Olmedo Instagram Alejandro Ruíz Olmedo is a Mexican chef and Oaxacan cuisine expert. Born in the Oaxacan village La Raya Zimatlán, he is the executive chef of Casa Oaxaca, Oaxacalifornia, and Las Barbacoas de México, and has been designated an Ambassador of Oaxaca’s Cuisine. About Food & Wine Food & Wine, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for anyone passionate about the culinary world. With rigorously tested recipes and the most trusted restaurant, drinks, culinary travel and home coverage, we inspire and empower people everywhere to discover, create, and devour the best in food and wine. Learn more about us and our editorial process.