Chef Jeff O'Neill of The Villa by Barton G - Biography

Miami Beach, FL

November 2011
While at the CIA Hyde Park, Jeff O’Neill spent his weekends in Manhattan, trailing the city’s best chefs; he spent most of those weekends with Charlie Pamler, and his first job out of school was at Aureole. From there he went on to work at Daniel and Le Bernardin before heading south to L’Escalier at The Breakers Hotel. O’Neill is currently executive chef of the Mar-A-Lago Club, where he served as chef for the Trump family during the winter season and consulted for the Trump Hotel Collection during the summer. Since leaving Mar-A-Lago, O'Neil helped open Gibraltar at Grove Isle Hotel & Spa in Coconut Grove, and he now is executive chef at The Villa by Barton G, which is housed in Versace's former Ocean Drive mansion.