Sandpiper's Cove Restaurant and Bar -- our favorite waterfront eatery -- just announced a new executive chef, Daniel Cedeno. Here's the release:
"Do what you love to do", advice that Chef Daniel has always followed and has led him to this point in his career. As a child, curiosity and a sense of independency is what pulled him in to the kitchen. Before he was a teenager, Daniel began to learn the fundamentals of cooking in his family's home kitchen, where his mother and grandmother taught him to cook traditional Ecuadorian dishes like Seco de Gallina (a slow cooked hen dish that uses beer as part of the broth) and Pan de Yuca (a spanish cheese stuffed roll made with Yuca flour).
"Being from a large family he was able to see these meals that his mom, grandmother, and aunts would put together, bring lots of joy and are big parts of great memories his family has. The satisfaction he began to receive from learning and creating dishes and foods that others will enjoy is what would later bring Chef Daniel to the realization of his passion for cooking."
"Chef Daniel has worked side by side with many experienced and talented Chefs. Cooking at Club Med, Daniel started learning more about European and Asian cuisines and cultures. It was there that his eyes were opened to how big, diverse, and beautiful the culinary world really is.
"A few years later while cooking at a fine dining oyster bar and restaurant, Daniel met Chef Martin, a French Chef and the mentor that would teach him the details and secrets of French cuisine and push Daniel to become a fantastic Chef.
"Thirsty for more knowledge Daniel continued to learn Under Different Chefs Throughout Florida; Chef Daniel had more exposure to the people he was cooking for, which came from all over America, Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, The Caribbean, the Middle East, Australia and in turn expanded his experience and knowledge of different cuisines and cultures from all over the world. "
Guests can experience his food at a cooking demonstration and dinner on Feb. 6. Here's the menu:
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