Alex Atala

Alex Atala (Milad Alexandre Mack Atala, born June 3, 1968, in São Paulo, Brazil), is a Brazilian chef who runs the restaurant D.O.M. (Latin abbreviation of Deo optimo maximo) in São Paulo. In May 2012, D.O.M. was rated the 4th best restaurant in the world by the “S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants”, published by Restaurant magazine. His establishment also holds the title of “Acqua Panna Best Restaurant In South America.” He’s known for transforming traditional Brazilian dishes, adapting French and Italian culinary techniques to native Brazilian ingredients. Atala also hosts a television show on Brazilian TV channel GNT.
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