From Food to Finance, Chris Burch Does it All

There are many ways to throw a party. You can either keep it quite and simple or you can pull up the stops and go all out. And when you throw a party in the Hamptons, going all out is the way to do it. Whether it is the furniture, drinks and the food the way to do it is the way chef Andres Morataya does it. This is why when Chris Burch, founder of Burch Creative Capital, turned to Morataya to throw a great beach party at his house in the Hamptons.

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Chef Andres Morataya, a native of Panama, has carved himself a unique niche in the crowded world of cooking. He owns a unique restaurant in his home country, named Panga. What makes this restaurant special is that it follows a farm-to-table approach. The restaurant follows a back-to-basics approach to cooking by staying away from many of the modern methods and equipment many well-known restaurants use. This rudimentary approach to running the restaurant actually in a way happened by accident. When he and his wife first started the restaurant, they couldn’t afford to purchase a lot of the required equipment.

Chris Burch is a self-made entrepreneur who started out soon after leaving college by starting an apparel company with his brother, called Eagles Eye Apparel. The company grew to be worth nearly $165 million before they sold it. Since then, Chris has moved on to be a player in the venture capital world by starting Burch Creative Capital. This firm in a short amount of time gained success by acquiring an impressive portfolio which includes Cocoon9, Nihiwatu and ED by Ellen DeGeneres, to name a few. His investment interests include fashion, real estate, and technology. Industry observers credit Chris’s success to his talent for understanding consumer behavior. In fact, he was one of the earliest investors in Internet Capital Group, back before most people even knew what the internet is!  Take a good look at his impressive portfolio, check

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Recently, Chris along with a friend purchased a rundown resort in Indonesia, on an island called Nihi Sumba Island, and renovated it into a world class beach resort. For the restaurant side of things, Chris invited Chef Morataya to set up one of his old fashion grills. He says that even when putting up this grill at the resort he does not want to modernize it, as it may interfere with his creative approach to cooking.   Related article on

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