Chef Guto Souza


From a colonial town in Minas Gerais, Brazil comes a legend.

Loud, unapologetic and hard to miss, Chef Guto believes having a snack, like having a conversation, should come easy.

Chef Guto Souza is a renowned Chef having a 25 year experience in the restaurant field having had 6 restaurants in 5 different countries. Guto is an extremely passionate Chef with a keen understanding of flavors. He hails from the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil where his culinary life started with the diversity of Brazilian cuisine. Chef Guto has extensive experience in Brazil, where he worked in top notch restaurants in Rio de Janeiro as well as running his own establishments. Always wanting to expand his horizon and discover the flavors of the world, he embarked on a journey around Europe and India, absorbing the different cuisines and developing his own unique style along the way. During his travels, he both opened and ran many little gems as well as providing consultancy and training services to existing hospitality businesses.

Chef Guto’s impressive track record includes a Michelin Star nomination, highly successful restaurants like ‘Fusion Restaurant’ and ‘Go with the Flow’ in Goa (India) with which he won 4 Food Awards of the Times of India, ‘La Cacerola’ in Amsterdam (Holland), awarded with 5 stars by Time Out Amsterdam and ‘Tante Kiki’ in Bruges (Belgium) which won him the title of ‘best International Restaurant’ by The Taste of Bruges.

Together Guto and Praveesh decided to start a chain of ‘Botecos’ pan India. More than partners, they are each other’s strengths. And it is this bond that culminated into the successful brand Boteco, India’s first authentic Brazilian Restaurant, the flagship restaurant being in Pune.  Guto & Praveesh felt the growing demand of taking the brand to Mumbai. As a result of which they opened a second unit of Boteco Restaurant in BKC, Mumbai in July 2017. Most recently together they launched ‘Botequim Cervejaria’ – a newly opened rooftop bar above Boteco that offers a wide range of more than 14 local craft beers to choose from along with global bar bites. The passion and integrity with which they run the restaurant culminates into a beautiful dining experience for it’s patrons.

Big fans of the authentic cheese breads themselves, Chef Guto & Praveesh wanted to introduce the world to this delectable healthy snack. And as an ode to the legend, the exemplary Chef, it was on Praveesh’s insistence that the brand be named after him….GUTO’S!!

Chef’s Classic

Pão de Queijo natural, for the morning coffee, or any other moment of the day.

Chef’s Ham

Pão de Queijo slider filled with delicious Yorkham makes a fabulous lunch snack!

Chef’s Pulled Pork

Pão de Queijo slider filled with juicy pulled pork! A delicacy from the state of Minas Gerais, home town of Chef Guto Souza.

Factory and office

Lijndenweg 32A

1951 NC, Velsen Noord

+31(0)6 213 68852

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