Born in Mexico, with Oaxacan roots but raised in vibrant Mexico City, Paloma trained at the Culinary Institute of Mexico, located in the city of Puebla, where she represented her country at the Ika Culinary Olympics in Erfurt, Germany. Ortiz continued her education to specialize in traditional Mexican cuisine.

For Paloma, the study of the roots and evolution of gastronomy is a true passion. She is a firm believer in the importance and relevance of building chains and networks between chefs and suppliers. In 2015, she moved to Spain, where she continued to promote the flavors and ingredients of her homeland in Oaxaca Cuina Mexicana, until she finally managed to realize her own project: Arranchera, where the chef invites us to a world full of respect and homage to traditions.