The tiki-bar has announced that Esteban Andres Gomez Coronado will overlook the culinary operations at the venue.
Born in Chile in 1989, chef Coronado joined a culinary school at the age of 14. During his six year tenure, he developed skills that allowed him to work his way up to take on the role of chef de cuisine at PEA Restaurant located on Easter Island.
Coronado’s career has seen him work across a number of establishments, including Altiplanico and Hare Noi hotel where he held the position of executive chef, managing the culinary requirements for all restaurants within the resort. He also spent four months working at My Moon, a Spanish restaurant in Wilhemsburg, New York.
Moving to the UAE in August 2015 Coronado secured a role at Table 9, Hilton Dubai Creek and was responsible for the whole operation and kitchen staff. Coronado developed new dishes and hosted a series of cooking classes to drive a new revenue stream into the business.
After one year in service, he made an internal transfer within Hilton Dubai, moving to Pachanga, a restaurant that specialises in South American cuisine, before taking on the role as head chef at Trader Vic’s, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah.
Pushing the boundaries of the brand, Esteban has collaboratively worked alongside the Trader Vic’s worldwide team to develop a selection of dishes that are only available at the JBR location and continues to develop key management and culinary skills.