Chefs to Watch for 2017

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Thursday, February 02, 2017

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Thursday Food spotlights five more chefs who are charged with introducing visitors and locals alike to the best culinary offerings

Klaus Frauenschlager

Executive chef — Iberostar Grand Hotel

Chef Klaus studied at the prestigious School of Hotel Management in Tegernsee, Germany and successfully completed his Master Chef training at the Berlin Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Gaining experience at various top Michelin star restaurants in and around Europe and the USA. He is currently the executive chef at the Iberostar Rose Hall Grand Hotel, Jamaica where he is instrumental in developing the greatest culinary experience for guests.

Alfonso Manjon Peñalver

Executive chef — Iberostar Beach Hotel

Born in Barcelona, Spain, the effervescent 49-year-old chef, who was educated at the May Hoffmann Culinary School and has had an impressive culinary repertoire in top establishments across Europe, has spent the last seven years working at the Iberostar resorts throughout the Caribbean, Dominican Republic, Cuba and Jamaica.

Horace Radcliff

Executive sous chef — Iberostar Beach Hotel

Upon successful completion of the Heart Trust/NTA Commis Chef programme in Jamaica, Radcliff quickly racked up experience in various 5-star hotels in Jamaica and the USA. Radcliff holds the position of sous chef at the Iberostar Rose Hall Suites Hotel where he provides invaluable expertise in the culinary department.

Charley Farquharson

Executive sous chef

Iberostar Grand Hotel

Chef Charley is the proud holder of a Commis Chef Certificate and Sous Chef Diploma from the Heart Trust/NTA in Jamaica. He honed his experience in the Food and Beverage department of numerous 5-star hotels in Jamaica. He currently proves his culinary prowess as a sous chef at the Iberostar Rose Hall Grand Hotel.

Alecia Samuels-Henderson

Executive sous chef

Iberostar Grand Hotel

Chef Alecia studied at the reputable Western Hospitality Institute in Montego Bay, Jamaica. She completed her chef internships in Jamaica and the Dominican Republic and commenced her culinary journey at the Iberostar Rose Hall Grand Hotel where today she is one of the first female sous chefs at Iberostar, Jamaica.


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