Start the day with our Spec-taco-lar Pancita Guisada #MotelMexicola
slow roasted pork belly, salsa verde, pumpkin seeds, jalapeño, Mexican rice
Steven Peter Skelly
Steven Skelly, Executive Chef at Motel Mexicola, on Seminyak in Bali began his culinary journey washing dishes in a friend’s dad’s restaurant in England, where he developed a love of the excitement and atmosphere of kitchen life. After working in Quo Vadis in London’s West End, Skelly’s Sydney career began at iconic Bondi restaurant, Hugo’s where over 3 years he really developed and honed his individual style. This was followed by a position at acclaimed fine-dining restaurant Bilson’s before moving to take on the Executive Chef role at Pier Restaurant in Rose Bay, where he was credited with producing amazing fine-dining dishes before it morphed into The Sailor’s Club, where he continued to achieve great accolades.
In 2014, an opportunity arose in Seminyak, Bali and Steven opened the Australian-style seafood restaurant Urchin, where his deep knowledge and love of seafood saw it quickly become a hit. After two years, Steven was invited to walk through the kitchen at Motel Mexicola and he recognised another amazing opportunity, bringing the wonderful, fresh and delicious nature of ‘real’ Mexican home-cooked style cuisine to Bali.