With an emphasis on sea to table, Chef Ruiz places extra emphasis on local and sustainable food at his restaurant Serea. In order to maintain Serea and produce top dishes as an Executive Chef, Ruiz has to keep healthy and keep his looks up to standard, whether that be adding tattoos to his collection or clearing his mind with a yoga session, this is how Chef Ruiz keeps his best self.
Being a chef and my wife being a major in nutrition, we’re pretty well covered in the area of food and nutrition.
Although I don't have a personal trainer, I do have a lot of great yoga instructors who have helped me push myself and my practice. Heidi Kolanko at CorePower is amazing — I’ve learned a lot about how much I can balance myself both mentally and physically through practice and life.
I love clothes and grew up with a family surrounded by them. My grandfather imported fabric and my uncle and dad started a San Diego-based streetwear clothing company called “Tribal” in the 80s that’s still running strong to date. I like to wear Redwing Boots, and have a few too many…A few other favorites of mine are Pendleton, All Saints for jackets, and Goorin Bros. hats on nice occasions.
About Goorin Bros. San Diego outpost: During the Prohibition Era, the San Diego Gaslamp neighborhood was filled with gamblers, bootleggers, thieves, and was home to the red light district. The Yuma building was the first of many brothels to get raided in the initial clean up of the city in 1912. Nestled among old Victorians, this hat shop showcases the original catwalk that shopkeepers of old used to observe and manage their workers. Our shop also features custom furniture designed and created by our artists, a large scale mural installation, and hats galore.
I’ve had the same barber for over 10 years. Mike Camacho “Macho” has been cutting my hair for a long time. He was one of the OGs at Two Roses Tattoo and Barbershop in Barrio Logan and is now at El Rey Tattoo and Barber in City Heights. He’s a great friend, dad, and can make you look fresh.
My boys at 7 Seas Tattoo in Downtown San Diego did a lot of my work. Dan Pryor is the man. He’s done my whole back, whole stomach, and a majority of my arms and leg. Also, Flaks32g kills all script design and has done all of my letters and cursive.