Chef Victor Santos - Top Chef and Culinary Instructor - Biltmore Hotel

Meet Chef Victor Santos

Take a look at Chef Victor Santos' profile, a member of the chef team at the Miami Biltmore Hotel.

Chef Victor Santos

Chef de Cuisine, Culinary Academy

Chef Victor Santos emerged on the Miami culinary scene over a decade ago after graduating from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and wasted no time making his mark. The
Brazil native honed his culinary and entrepreneurial skills while co-owning the famed Asian noodle business I Kyu Noodles, which put him in touch with some of South
Florida’s top chefs, including Michelle Bernstein, Douglas Rodríguez, Norman Van Aken and Scott Uehlein, among many others.

Chef Santos was an integral part of the opening team for the luxurious Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa on Miami Beach, where he developed menu items that accentuated the
flavors of the region.

Following his work at Canyon Ranch, Chef Santos moved to Rhode Island where he worked as a sous chef for Ted Gidley at the famed Clarke Cooke House restaurant, known
throughout New England for its fine dining. It was there that classical French cuisine made an impact on his life and also where he developed the passion for creating
menus using contemporary cooking techniques married with traditional flavors.

Back to Miami Chef Santos led the helm for Tuyo, one of South Florida’s most elegant restaurants. At Tuyo he perfectly integrated the structure of a fine dining restaurant with that of a Culinary School; having a balance of students and professionals helped the restaurant achieve numerous accolates and prestige within the community.

Now as the Chef de Cuisine for the Biltmore Cooking Academy, Chef Victor Santos will bring over a decade of experience from different cuisines to all the guests interested in being a weekend star chef, or for those who wish to elevate their cooking skills.

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