conrad ftlauderdaleAlfredo Alvarez, former executive chef of Miami’s Sea Salt & Pepper (now Seaspice) restaurant, has been appointed as consulting chef at The Ocean Resort Residences at Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach, the first Conrad resort property in the United States.

Ranked the 17th top chef in the country by the National Chefs Association in Washington D.C., Chef Alvarez who trained at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne in Switzerland, has managed some of the top restaurants in Miami and New York City, served as consultant for Celebrity Cruise Lines & Renaissance Cruise Line. Considered a prominent expert in the culinary field, Alvarez recently co-authored a novel about Julia Child with fellow chefs Frank Crispo and Michael Schwartz.

In his new consulting role, Alvarez will develop custom recipes, plate presentation, full menu design, beverage menu programming, restaurant construction and layout, kitchen plans, naming and branding, and more. “Chef Alvarez joins our team with more than 35 years of experience in the culinary industry serving revered clientele including Sofia Vergara, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, and former president Bill Clinton,” said Andreas Ioannou, CEO of Orchestra Hotels & Resorts.

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