FERNANDO REYES, Executive Chef
With a love for food and cooking since childhood, Nicarágua-born Reyes brings 23 years of culinary experience to The Westin St. Francis. Most recently, Chef Reyes was Executive Sous Chef for the Marriott Operations Support Resources team, supporting multiple hotels by providing technical and business acumen, associate training, and best practices. Previously, he was Executive Sous Chef at The Ritz-Carlton, Sanya, Yalong Bay and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel/JW Marriott Los Angeles LA Live where he was named “Leader of the Year” in 2015. He also spent ten years at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay in many different roles within the culinary department including Banquet Chef/Chef Tournant, Garden Manger Chef, and Sous Chef. Chef Reyes graduated from the Institute National Miguel Bonilla Obando in Managua, Nicaragua. He enjoys playing baseball and soccer and practicing martial arts.