Chef Fernando has over 20 years of experience in the cooking industry. He was raised among farmers and cattle ranchers in Montevideo, Uruguay. At the age of 14 he started working with pastry chefs and bakers at the biggest bakery in Uruguay, Maxinel. There he discovered his love for food and began mastering his trade with practical kitchen skills. After years of on-the-job training he worked his way up and began managing the bakery. His love for the food only grew from there and he went on to study at the Crandon Institute of International Gastronomy and learned about different cuisines, from Italian to French to Latin cuisine. He has honed these unique flavors to create beautiful and delicious dishes.
After coming to America he continued to refine his skills and has had the opportunity to work a great restaurants like Hotel Americano, Rocking Raw Vegan, Sweetgrass Farm to Table, and Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard. In Miami, he worked with with celebrity chef Brian Asron at Aaron’s Catering and learned what it takes to serve high profile clients, like the Miami Heat, with unique and customized menus for 100+ people.
“Food is my passion and it has been my life’s goal to perfect my cooking style and share that with others. For me, food is about love, passion, and the happiness it brings people to taste an amazing dish. I will make sure your event is unforgettable, whether it’s casual, formal or anything in between.” – Chef Fernando