About Us

Launched in 2022, Altima Caviar sources its caviar from the world’s most exclusive and sustainable farms. Sold in high-end restaurants and gourmet stores, Altima Caviar is also a delivery staple in private homes and at elegant events. For decades, Altima Caviar’s founding company Altima Palm Beach, a private and public relations firm, has been synonymous with curating the finest luxury goods for the most discerning individuals. Caviar, the epitome of indulgence, is no exception. After representing caviar brands for 22 years, Altima Caviar was born.

Every year, its esteemed team of caviar experts travel and taste their way across several countries to vet, build personal relationships with suppliers and curate the most exquisite caviar. From water to table, Altima Caviar delivers the best Oscietra, White Sturgeon, Kaluga, and Beluga.

 

  • Maribel Alvarez

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Maribel Alvarez, the founder of Altima Palm Beach, a Private Relations© and concierge firm, embarked on a new venture in 2022 when she co-founded Altima Caviar. This came after decades of representing some of the world's most renowned caviar brands. "Caviar was once reserved for special occasions," Alvarez says, "but now, with sustainable sourcing, it has become an everyday delicacy." Alvarez's mission was to curate a selection of the finest sustainably farmed caviar from around the world. She takes immense pride in the quality and consistency of her caviar, going to great lengths to personally inspect the aquafarms she sources from during her travels. Her network of executive chefs, restaurateurs, and caviar connoisseurs have played an instrumental role in developing her collection, offering their expertise and refined palates to develop her selection.

  • Chef Christophe Abadie

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Hailing from France, Chef Christophe has traveled the world by land and sea, working for some of the most important and famous families around the globe. Whether it’s classic French cuisine, Japanese specialties or Italian comfort food–he does it all. When he’s not cooking, find him at the gym or playing rugby. As for his favorite way to CAVIAR SCOOP: “With utmost simplicity. In the 90's, I worked for one of the most important Russian families. It’s where I received my true education in caviar. I learned to enjoy its natural flavor and how the grains roll on the tongue. As a chef, I often use caviar for appetizers and passed hors d’oeuvres, always highlighting—and not masking— caviar as the main flavor profile.”

  • Chef Richard Farnabe

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Chef Farnanbe has worked with some of the world's most highly-acclaimed chef's from Paris to New York. At the start of his illustrious career, French Chef Jacque Maximin, encouraged Farnabe to take a position under Daniel Boulud in Manhattan. Jean-Georges Vongerichten then hired Chef Farnabe to help open Jean-Georges and later made him Chef de Cuisine at Mercer Kitchen. At the latter, Hal Rubenstein of New York Magazine described the menu as “a lesson in how a few ingredients, perfectly balanced, can create flavors that are lucid and compelling.” Farnabe’s was then hired by Tommy Hilfiger as his private chef, simultaneously working as a consultant for Montrachet, and then cooking at Lotus for a celeb-studded crowd. Chef Farnabe was also the Corporate Chef for the Milos Group, which included Montreal, New York, and Milos Athens for the Olympics. Chef Farnabe opened Prime in Huntington where he received 5-star diamonds from Triple AAA, less than one year in. He then took the chef position with Picholine Restaurant and received 2 stars in the 2009 Michelin guide for his efforts. After 5 years as the Corporate Executive Chef for the Soho Grand Hotel and The Tribeca Grand Hotel, Farnabe received the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD for the most expensive soufflé in the world for the $2500 savory caviar soufflé at Petrossian Restaurant. Farnabe's brainchild, FORBIDDENDONUTS, was also named one of the best Donuts in New York by Time Out Magazine in 2017 and one of the best savory donuts in the country by People Magazine in 2018.

  • Chef Gregory Pugin

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Life is sweet for Gregory Pugin, co-founder of CocoAddiction, a luxury chocolate and confections shop based in St. Pete Beach, Florida. The son of a chef, Pugin hails from southwest France. At 16, he staged for Chef Jean-Marie Gautier at the Hotel du Palais in Biarritz. Working under Joel Robuchon, Pugin traveled the world–Tokyo, Macao, Las Vegas and Monaco—perfecting his culinary skills. Throughout his illustrious career, he has scooped a James Beard Award and a Michelin Star. He has helmed beloved restaurants like Veritas (NY), Le Cirque (Vegas), and Palme d’Or (Miami). Currently, he is the executive chef of the Shell Bay Club in Hallandale. A caviar connoisseur, he appreciates a scoop “with just about anything–sweet or savory.”