Ergo Introduces New Rockstar, Head Chef


The neo-futuristic venue embraces rock-and-roll cooking
with Chef Sebastian Layton

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Ergo Restaurant & Bar is proud to announce the appointment of Sebastian Layton as the new Head Chef. A native of Colombia, Chef Layton brings a wealth of International culinary experience to Ergo, having trained at the Gato Dumas culinary school in Bogota. He honed his skills at an Asian grill in his home country, before running his own Caribbean restaurant and opening a Latin American concept in the United States in 2018.

Chef Layton joined the team at Il Borro Tuscan Bistro in Dubai in 2019 and rose through the ranks due to his hard work and talent. Excited to further hone his culinary expertise, Chef Sebastian was in search of more opportunities when he discovered Ergo Bar and Restaurant. Eager to take on the role of Head Chef in 2022, he was determined to elevate the venue’s menu with his creative flair and cutting-edge cooking techniques.

Jimmy Barrat, the founder and bartending pioneer of Ergo, took notice of Sebastian’s skills and impressive drive and offered him the opportunity to join the Ergo team. He believed the young chef was the best fit to infuse Ergo with a vibrant and energetic spirit.

Ergo’s cuisine is full of taste and color. That is what attracted me to the place,” said Chef Sebastian Layton. “Here, we work with the finest spices, condiments, meats, fish, and vegetables, cooked impeccably, in a very straightforward, unpretentious way.

At Ergo, the team believes in empowering young and aspiring chefs to master the art of cooking with a rock and roll flair. Chef Layton’s background and experience align perfectly with this philosophy, making him the ideal candidate to lead the culinary team. He is known for his creative approach to cooking and his commitment to using the freshest, seasonal ingredients. “We are thrilled to welcome Chef Layton to the Ergo family and are confident that he will take our menu to new heights,” said Jimmy Barrat, Ergo Restaurant & Bar curator. “His passion for bold flavours and unique ingredients, combined with his international experience, will provide our guests with an unforgettable dining experience.

Ergo Restaurant & Bar continues to be a destination for food lovers in Dubai, offering a unique dining experience that celebrates the rock and roll way of cooking. Mediterranean cuisine plays a central role in the overall dining experience, with a menu crafted to complement the signature drinks offered at the bar ideally. Diners can choose to dine in close proximity to the kitchen or opt for a more relaxed atmosphere at the cocktail tables, bar counter, or lounge seating. With Chef Layton at the helm, we are confident that we will continue to set the standard for innovative and delicious cuisine.