Chef Ruben Ortiz helms the (busy!) kitchen at Las Casuelas Nuevas, an award-winning Rancho Mirage restaurant that’s a favorite banquet spot in Greater Palm Springs. The Chef’s catering menu features authentic recipes that have been passed down through four generations of the Delgado family, the restaurant’s owners. Ortiz augments these fresh, homemade offerings with his own uniquely flavored versions of regional South of the Border specialties; but if Mexican isn’t your thing, then Chef will whip up other crowd-pleasing dishes, like prime rib or linguine primavera. It’s all done with good-natured flair, because Chef Ortiz exemplifies the Las Casuelas motto: Why have a party when you can have a fiesta?