Chris Burch and His Unique Taste Exploration with Chef Andres Morataya

Chris Burch, the CEO and the founder of Burch Creative Capital, is someone who searches tasty food options around the globe. In the latest development, he got impressed with the culinary skills of Panama-based chef Andrés Morataya. Burch was in search for a right chef to make his summer parties memorable, and he came to know about chef Morataya’s cooking method – beach-friendly – could be a wonderful choice for the parties. Interestingly, Morataya owns a farm-to-table type restaurant named Panga in Panama that is looking for ways to add unique dining experiences through varied options.

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When he opened the restaurant, he faced some financial constraints to purchase the equipment for grilling. This is where he started concentrating on unique ways of cooking that he terms as “back to basics.” Morataya constructed his own grill both at Burch’s house and his restaurant using driftwood and bricks. In October, he is planning to take this unique concept to Burch’s resort named Nihi Sumba Island located in Indonesia. Morataya further confirms that even if he has options to buy modern equipment, he likes to choose the creative way possible. It is expected that Morataya’s style of cooking would add a unique flavor to the Indonesian resort as well.

Resort Nihi Sumba Island is an example of Burch’s hospitality concepts and entrepreneurial skills. In 2012, he was purchasing a beach hostel in Sumba Island by collaborating with James McBride, an hotelier. They renovated it by spending $30 million and reopened as a five-star resort in 2015. Chris Burch is also involved in a number entrepreneurial ventures in fashion, financial investments, real estate, and more. In 2011, he founded C. Wonder, a décor, accessories, and apparel online retailer, and sold it to Xcel Brands. Burch also founded ED by Ellen Degeneres, a lifestyle brand, by collaborating with Ellen DeGeneres in 2014. He also founded Cocoon9, a prefab homes brand with efficient floor plans and sophisticated finishing.

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His Burch Creative Capital is looking for investment options around the globe focusing on new market opportunities, creativity, incubation, imagination and more, to create disruptive brands with a lasting and positive impact on customers’ lives. Read more, head over to

Burch’s entrepreneurial journey started in 1976 when he founded Eagle’s Eye apparel with an investment of $2,000, and it is finally sold for $165 to Swire Group. He helped more than 50 companies to groom during his long investment career spanning over 40 years.  For his latest cool offering to the market, hit on

Burch is also known for many philanthropic contributions and collaborated with The Sumba Foundation, NYU Langone, The China Association of Social Work, and more.  For a timeline activity update, head over to

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