August 18, 2015

The Dutch at W Hotel new executive chef

the dutch at the w hotel

Photo Credit Mark Roskams

The Dutch at W Hotel in South Beach has announced the appointment of Adonay Tafur as its new executive chef. Tafur, who originally joined the resort’s dynamic food and beverage team in March 2014 as sous chef, quickly rose through the kitchen ranks in the Miami outpost of acclaimed chef Andrew Carmellini’s NYC roots-inspired American restaurant.

“Adonay has been a part of the family at The Dutch for a while and we are thrilled that he has taken over as executive chef,” said Carmellini. “He has grown with the restaurant and is the perfect candidate to lead our team.”

The Dutch Terrace Photo Credit Mark Roskams

Photo Credit Mark Roskams

Tafur (29), a Brazilian native, moved to Colombia at a young age before coming to the United States as a teenager. The aspiring toque began his culinary career in Spain, honing his craft at a series of internships at Michelin star restaurants, before continuing to perfect his skills at Gotham Steak House at Fontainebleau Miami Beach and later Gotham Bar and Grill in New York City under culinary giant and James Beard award winning Chef Alfred Portale.

Now, in his role as executive chef at The Dutch, Tafur will continue to deliver the high-quality cuisine that the critically-acclaimed South Beach dining destination has become known for. “I’m looking forward to continuing to work with the stellar team here, and excited to bring my own spin of The Dutch’s classic Americana-inspired dishes” stated Tafur.

Joining Tafur in the kitchen will be newly appointed Executive Sous Chef David Robbins.

The Dutch is located inside W South Beach Hotel & Residences, 2201 Collins Avenue, in Miami Beach, Florida, 33139. Telephone: (305) 938-3111;

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