RODRIGO TORRES APPOINTED EXECUTIVE CHEF AT THE RITZ-CARLTON, SAN JUAN

SAN JUAN, P.R(APR. 2016) – Today, The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan proudly announced Rodrigo Torres as the newly appointed Executive Chef. With over 15 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, Rodrigo will helm the culinary team of the resort in elevating its dining experience for locals and travelers alike.

“We are thrilled to welcome Rodrigo and his passion for culinary innovation to our team,” said Jacqueline Volkart, General Manager for The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan. “We are confident that his expertise and highly regarded level of talent will heighten the resort’s dining offerings, bringing a new level of excellence to our guests,” added Volkart.

A native of Mexico, Chef Torres brings a wealth of culinary knowledge and international experience in the hotel industry. Rodrigo joins The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan from The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago where he served as the hotel’s Executive Chef.

Not a stranger to culinary accolades, Chef Torres has been recognized by many distinguishing awards including AAA Five Diamond Restaurant Award for The Club Grill, The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun between 2001 and 2006, the ACE Award of Culinary Excellence, Marriott worldwide Chef of the Year Nomination in 2012 and The Ritz-Carlton worldwide Cobalt Award Winner for Financial Best Practice in 2014.

Chef Rodrigo received his degree in Food and Beverage Management from Iberoamerican University, Mexico City. He is the co-author of the cookbook “Small Bites Big Taste” by Marshal Cavendish (2007).

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About The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan A perfect marriage of island and urban, Latin and international, this 416-room hotel is the epitome of Caribbean sophistication. Elegant accommodations and gracious service complement features such as Puerto Rico’s largest casino, a state-of-the-art Spa and Fitness center, Tiffany & Co. and Little Switzerland retail location. Located in Isla Verde, the hotel is just minutes from historic Old San Juan. For further information and reservations, call (787) 253-1700 or central reservations toll-free at 800-241-3333, or visit The Ritz-Carlton website at: www.ritzcarlton.com/sanjuan. Follow us via www.facebook.com/ritzcarltonsanjuan.