Meet The Team

Luis Uriarte - Italian bistro, Italian restaurants near Plano TX, fine dining Italian restaurant, handmade Italian food, Italian bistro restaurant

Luis Uriarte

CEO

A natural of Spain, Luis Uriarte came to the U.S. as an immigrant in 1998 and became a permanent resident of the United States. Luis is the CEO and founder of Cathedral Plumbing of Texas and now of Cathedral Italian Bistro. Mr. Uriarte also founded MiView Integrated Solutions which is a field management application for Cathedral Plumbing and the construction industry. Luis is clear that his goal for the bistro is not to be a restauranteur, but to keep the focus on building something that rewards and shares success with those that helped to build Cathedral Plumbing.

Executive Sous Chef Federico Fernandez - Italian bistro, Italian restaurants near Plano TX, fine dining Italian restaurant, handmade Italian food, Italian bistro restaurant

Federico Fernandez

Executive Chef

Chef Federico Fernandez hails from El Salvador and moved to the U.S. in the early 90’s. He worked for the Louisiana restaurant Ralph & Kacoo’s and moved to Texas where he has worked for numerous establishments including the Grand Kempinski Hotel, Outback Steak House, Hilton Dallas Lincoln Center and Savor in Klyde Warren Park. Chef Federico saw a great opportunity to join the team at Cathedral Italian Bistro where he continues to pursue his passions in food creation and kitchen management.

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Daniel Rosales

Executive Pastry Chef

Chef Daniel Rosales was born and raised in the Detroit area. He has been baking since he was tall enough to reach the countertops and began taking orders for custom cakes and desserts in high school. Daniel moved to Dallas and completed a degree in Baking & Pastry Arts with a Certificate in Advanced Pastry Arts. Daniel was honored to be chosen as VIP Pastry Chef at the 2021 US Open in NYC. His passion for his craft eventually led him to join the team at Cathedral Italian Bistro, as Executive Pastry Chef, creating the restaurant’s dessert menu, house-made breads & baked goods.

Kristin Watson - general manager - Italian bistro, Italian restaurants near Plano TX, fine dining Italian restaurant, handmade Italian food, Italian bistro restaurant

Kristin Watson

General Manager

Kristin Watson is a native of Memphis, TN. She began her service industry career at the age of 17 and has been hooked ever since! Kristin shifted from her career as a hair stylist in 2022 and moved her family to Dallas, where she helped to open Cathedral Italian Bistro as a bartender. Kristin has recently taken over the position of assistant general manager and loves entertaining guests and working in a friendly team environment. She strives to create a perfect experience for guests as soon as they enter the bistro doors. Kristin is a proud mother, dance teacher and mobile bartender in her spare time.

Ryan Benton - food & beverage manager - Italian bistro, Italian restaurants near Plano TX, fine dining Italian restaurant, handmade Italian food, Italian bistro restaurant

Ryan Benton

Food & Beverage Manager

Ryan Benton is originally from Hawaii where he worked in the Tourism Industry. He moved to Denton, Texas in 2018 to pursue a B.S. in Urban Policy and Planning and then worked in Ireland, South Korea and Hong Kong. Ryan moved to Landry’s Saltgrass restaurant and then jumped at the opportunity to join the Cathedral Italian Bistro team where he’s excited about the unique concept.

Andy Aouiguer

Assistant General Manager

Andy graduated as an engineer in mechanics from the Polytechnic University of Turin in Italy. Andy grew up in the food and wine industry in Paris where he was born and raised. He moved to San Francisco in 1997 where he managed Basil Leaf and Amalfi Trattoria and is very happy to bring his European touch to Cathedral Italian Bistro.