Meet The Chefs

Sarasota has the highest concentration of Zagat®-rated restaurants in Florida. Credit the chefs who have studied cooking styles from around the world and brought all those tastes back to this gulf coast destination.

Get a taste of Sarasota County and learn about the chefs serving your Savor Sarasota multi-course meal. Enjoy Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week June 1-14 with prix-fixe lunch for $16 and pre-fixe dinner for $32.

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Nils Tarantik
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Chef Nils studied Culinary Arts and Johnson and Wales University. Inspired by his childhood in Europe and his passion for culinary innovation, Chef...
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Working in restaurant business for over 40 years, moved from New York in Sarasota area about 7 years ago and since then he start working for us...
Gabe Garcia
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Chef Gabe, a Sarasota native started at Miguel’s after receiving a bachelors degree in the culinary arts from Johnson & Wales. Gabe then trained...
Marc Alton, Executive Chef at Fins at Sharky's
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Marc Alton, Executive Chef of Fins at Sharky’s, started his career in the food service industry at the early age of 14, working for his dad in the...
Jamil Pineda of Michael's on East
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Chef Jamil Pineda’s passion for cooking began at an early age. For the past three decades he has built a successful career and tremendous reputation...
Chef Gino Calleja at Siesta Key Oyster Bar
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Chef Gino Calleja has extensive experience in the restaurant industry, including most recently working as the executive chef at a restaurant in...
Chef Oscar Revelli of Bodhi Treet
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Our motto ... “discovering the true nature of food” is all reflected in the fresh and organic ingredients we choose from local markets and food...
Fran Casciato
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Lively and casually sophisticated Libby’s Cafe + Bar has won over the hearts and palates of Sarasota diners and visitors since opening in October...
Chef Jose Rojas
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Born and raised in Mexico City, Louies Modern chef Jose Rojas always saw cooking as “a way of life,” he says. He regularly visited local farms with...