Latin American Food Promotion Opening Night


Latin American Food Promotion at Mount Lavinia Hotel with Chef Carlos Gomez Melendez

Lives by the quote “Live to eat! Life is cooking” Chef Carlos Gomez Melendez is a true Latin American in “every sense” . You will hear him miles away” loud and full life” with a zest to produce the finest culinary pieces that can even impress the greatest dignitaries such as US Presidents Barak Obama and Bill Clinton.

Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and raised in the USA he obtained his culinary degree from culinary institute of America, Grey stone, St Helena, C.A. He has travelled and worked extensively in Central and Latin America.

His decorated career highlights his position as Executive Chef at the renowned 5 star 4 diamond El San Juan hotel and Casino, which is a part of the Waldorf Astoria collection .His resume boasts of work experiences in hotels such as New York Financial Center Marriot, Westin at Peachtree Plaza Atlanta GA, San Juan Marriot and Stellaris Casino, Puerto Rico , New York Marriot Brooklyn Bridge NY, Great Performances (caterers and events) NY,Hilton Trinidad and Conference Centre. Presently he is the Executive Chef at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, Maryland, and USA.

Carlos describes his culinary style as /Noveau Latino and modern American cuisine.

Carlos, despite his simple, down to earth personality has won several medals in many competitions, winner of the Bill Tiefel award twice (the highest award for Marriott) , Culinary Institute of America Chef Excellence , Napa Valley California  and is the Medal winner for International Food Show in NY, Task force member of the Westin Culinary Olympic committee.

TV appearances in ABC Morning Show, Appearances on TV in Trinidad and Tobago, and has his own television series on WIN TV called “what’s on the menu”,

We are very fortunate to have him in Sri Lanka for the Latin American Food Promotion taking place at the Governors restaurant from 1st to 7th November from 7.00-11.00pm.

For more details please call 2711 430

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