About the Chef

img_0364Chef Angel David started off his culinary journey at Tepe a Tepe as a pastry commis of the venezuealan Pastry Chef Florencia Rondón. It didn’t took long for him to start his career at Universidad del Este in Carolina, Puerto Rico. At this phase he colaborated with Chefs like Mark French (Mark’s at the Meliá), David Chaymol (Bistro de Paris) and Cesar Fernández (Water Club Hotel). Angel David was awarded with a 3rd prize on the First Annual Future Chef Convention and also recognized by the House of Representatives of Puerto Rico as an outstanding student in the culinary field. By the end of his first year at the culinary arts college he was recognized by the puerto rican press as one of the new culinary talents of the island by (EL Vocero) newspaper.

On 2002 Angel David left from Puerto Rico to Miami, FL to enrich his culinary knowledge at Johnson & Wales University. This step helped him as being part of the opening team at the world renowned chef Emeril Lagasse’s restaurant. After working 4 years in Miami Chef Angel David returned to his homeland where he placed in practice his knowledge as a Culinary Instructor at Universidad del Este and lead restaurants like Vinsanto Café, Novo Rest., Agora Café Hotel, Moriviví, and Asador San Miguel. He also participated on Puerto Rico’s first T.V. show called Operación Chef and accomplished an honorable American Culinary Federation silver medal on 2006.

In 2007/2009 he left to Spain to stage one month of each year with the Salvador Dalí of chefs Ferrán Adriá at El Bulli, where he learned his avant garde techniques. It has been one of the greatest memories he has ever experienced. On 2009 he joined Chef Nils Noren of the French Culinary Institute in N.Y. and conducted a 2 day seminar of new culinary tendencies on molecular gastronomy called Innov8.

On 2010 he decided to develop a one of a kind concept in Puerto Rico named Casa de Campo Palo Alto where he would study different styles of cuisines and elaborating a 11 – 15 course dining experience in which would change every single month. At the same time he started consultation services at other restaurants in Puerto Rico.

After 4 years Chef Angel David was awarded on 2014 as Puerto Rico’s Novel Chef of the year, in which this happens every 8 years. After this he decided to work for one of the world’s best chefs Grant Achatz at Next restaurant in Chicago, Illinois. With this great culinary background Chef Angel David just got relocated to the city where he one’s called home Miami seeking on another opportunity while being near to his native land Puerto Rico.


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