Chef Julio Taveras is originally from Santiago in Dominican Republic. He began working in NYC restaurants as early as 1984, and over the next eight years, Julio moved up the kitchen hierarchy from prep chef to line cook, and finally as the chef.
One of his favorite activities is sharing recipe ideas and food trends with his family members and friends in the Dominican Republic, Cuba, and Miami. His greatest inspiration are the chefs he has worked with in the industry, and he loves to incorporate some Spanish influence into his dishes as much as he can. (Click ‘Next’ to see the Peanut Butter and Fig Ravioli Recipe)