Carlos was born in Beja and has worked in some of the best national and international kitchens. He studied Kitchen Management and Production, and his professional career took him to work in Holland, Belgium and the Basque Country. Back in Portugal, he worked his way through the kitchens of Marmoris, Tabik, Bica do Sapato and Ocean, which led him to start his first restaurant in Lisbon, O Frade, which opened in 2019, and has already earned him several awards as Chef Revelação 2019 in the Revista de Vinhos awards, “Best Daily Menu” in the Mesa Marcada 2019 awards and the prestigious Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand award. In 2022, Carlos embraced a new solo project and opened the Oitto restaurant. A sumptuous journey reflected in the preparation of traditional dishes refined with haute cuisine techniques. Carlos is also a Lecturer at the Graduate School of Hospitality and Tourism Setúbal, a lover of the sea, fishing and surfing.