Diego Oka

Born and raised in Lima, Peru, Executive Chef Diego Oka has first-hand experience of growing up in one of the world’s most exciting culinary destinations. With influences including his grandmother’s cooking, his Japanese-Peruvian heritage and the foods he discovered whilst living in Mexico and Colombia, he brings a unique and innovative talent to La Mar.
Whilst training at the...

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Born and raised in Lima, Peru, Executive Chef Diego Oka has first-hand experience of growing up in one of the world’s most exciting culinary destinations. With influences including his grandmother’s cooking, his Japanese-Peruvian heritage and the foods he discovered whilst living in Mexico and Colombia, he brings a unique and innovative talent to La Mar.
Whilst training at the Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola in Lima, Oka undertook an internship at Gastón Acurio’s Astrid & Gaston, a legendary Peruvian establishment celebrated on San Pellegrino’s “50 World’s Best Restaurants” list. From here, Oka went on to work as Executive Chef at La Mar establishments around the world including Lima, Bogota and San Francisco. Whilst living in San Francisco, he was named as winner of 7×7 Magazine’s “Your City Your Chef” 2013 competition and named 2016 Florida rising star chef.
As Executive Chef of Mandarin Oriental’s La Mar by Gastón Acurio, Oka is dedicated to sharing the flavours and culture of Peru with Miami. Focusing on authentic Peruvian dishes and cocktails, Oka’s menu has been tailored specifically for Miami with the city’s residents and their tastes in mind.

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