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 Chef Andrew Carmellini’s The Dutch at W South Beach Hotel & Residences has appointed Adonay Tafur as its new executive chef.

Tafur (29), started as sous chef in March 2014. “Adonay has been a part of the family at The Dutch for a while and we are thrilled that he has taken over as executive chef,” said Carmellini.  The Brazilian born Tafur moved to Colombia before coming to the United States as a teenager. He began his culinary career in Spain before working  at Gotham Steak House at Fontainebleau Miami Beach and later Gotham Bar and Grill in New York City under James Beard award-winning Chef Alfred Portale. 

Joining Tafur in the kitchen is the newly appointed Executive Sous Chef David Robbins.

The Dutch is located inside W South Beach Hotel & Residences2201 Collins Avenue, in Miami Beach, Florida, 33139. Telephone: (305) 938-3111www.thedutchmiami.com.