Todd English


The nationally-renowned chef was inspired to create MXDC Cocina Mexicana by his travels to Mexico. English's first restaurant job was at a small Mexican eatery during high school, where he grew to love the rich cuisine. Todd wants visitors to appreciate MXDC for their own favorite reason; whether it's for a ceviche, a shared plate of skirt steak or the late-night vibe of the after-dinner crowd. 

Since opening his first restaurant in 1989, English has gone on to become a prolific restauranteur, chef, cookbook author, and television personality. His restaurants can be found everywhere, from the Bellagio in Las Vegas to the high seas (Queen Mary II and the Queen Victoria). MXDC is one of his latest ventures, and his first in Mexican cuisine. 


JC Pavlovich


Juan "JC" Pavlovich, a native of Mexico, has worked with some of the best chefs in the world including Bobby Flay, Julian Medina, and Todd English.  He served as sous chef to both Medina and Flay on Iron Chef America for multiple battles. After many years of working for English Enterprises, Juan was recruited in 2013 by Todd English to implement his Mexican concept, MXDC. Pavlovich crafted more than 40 dishes that range from classic Mexican tortilla soup to the potent MX Paella, all designed especially for MXDC.