AVAILABLE: Gourmet Chef
by Patrick Dwyer
(Costa del Sol)
Patrick Dwyer Marbella
I am a highly qualified chef with experience on several continents, originally a South African and married to an Italian.
Executive chef to several five star hotels, group executive chef to two major restaurant groups in South Africa and private chef to Sir Elton John.
I moved to the Caribbean to take up a position as executive chef for a luxury five star resort near Aruba and later to Caracas where I opened a Michelin standard restaurant that was consistently named Restaurant of the Year by the American Chamber of Commerce and dubbed “best South of Chicago” by Gourmet Magazine.
During my tenure in South America I catered for many dignitaries and the “jet set” including billionaire Gustavo Cisneros, Carolina Herrera, Luciano Pavarotti, Henry Kissinger and Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, from whom I received a personal letter of commendation from the Royal Palace in The Hague.
As a celebrity chef I conducted food festivals throughout South America and the Caribbean. Free access to private jets allowed me to keep abreast of industry trends.
I recently arrived in Spain from Cyprus where I was contracted to open a new fine dining restaurant in Limassol. The establishment, Viva la Vida soon moved to the number one position on Tripadvisor, rivalling even five star hotels.
I worked in close collaboration with the owners to create a unique dining experience.
I formed a brigade of seven talented and enthusiastic chefs de partie. This said, I have managed much larger teams during my career such as my position as executive chef to Cape Town’s most famous five star hotel where I controlled a team of fifty chefs.
Owing to the severe financial crisis on Cyprus and the impact on the hospitality industry the restaurant Viva la Vida was not sustainable after many of the wealthy clientele left the island, and was hence forced to close. I was appointed as executive chef and head of Culinary Arts at a prestigious culinary college in Paphos before deciding to move to Spain. I am currently residing in Sitio de Calahonda, Mijas.
I am searching for an opportunity to explore the full extent of my skills and experience confident that I would add value to any organisation that may be requiring the services of a top chef.
My Spanish is fluent.
DATE: December 2015