February 20-24, 2019 Miami Beach
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Julian Garriga

Julian Garriga is the executive chef of Seawell Fish & Oyster and Minnow Bar adjacent to Kimpton Angler’s Hotel Miami Beach. With over 10 years of experience in the culinary industry, Garriga’s career has spanned across Miami, Washington D.C., and New York City.

Cooking was a major part of Garriga’s daily family life throughout his upbringing and well into adulthood where he got his first taste of the kitchen while working in small restaurants around north Florida before joining the Marine Corps. Following military service, Garriga explored other career paths before realizing... READ MORE

Julian Garriga is the executive chef of Seawell Fish & Oyster and Minnow Bar adjacent to Kimpton Angler’s Hotel Miami Beach. With over 10 years of experience in the culinary industry, Garriga’s career has spanned across Miami, Washington D.C., and New York City.

Cooking was a major part of Garriga’s daily family life throughout his upbringing and well into adulthood where he got his first taste of the kitchen while working in small restaurants around north Florida before joining the Marine Corps. Following military service, Garriga explored other career paths before realizing his passion for cooking, relocating to New York City in 2006, and graduating from the French Culinary Institute in 2007. Following a brief stint in Washington D.C. where he was introduced to high-end modern American cuisine at The Oval Room Restaurant, Garriga made his way back to Miami in 2008 and began his local culinary career as a line cook at Michy’s, an eatery by James Beard-awarded chef Michelle Bernstein.

Garriga went on to become the executive sous chef at Area 31, an award-winning restaurant located on the sixteenth floor of Kimpton EPIC Hotel in Downtown Miami for three years, and leading the culinary teams at other renowned restaurants in Miami including SRA. Martinez and Macchialina, to name a few.

Garriga currently resides in Miami, with his wife and young daughter. Outside of the kitchen, you can find him on the road, enjoying long drives to explore lesser-known towns and their culinary culture.

Located in the heart of South Beach, Seawell Fish & Oyster is a soon-to-open casual seafood restaurant boasting nautical and rustic tones throughout. Within the restaurant, Garriga has developed a menu that highlights rustic coastal sea fare and straight-forward dishes. In addition to Seawell Fish & Oyster, the Angler’s South Beach is set to open Minnow Bar, a new modern cocktail bar serving a variety of botanically-driven clear spirit cocktails as well as unembellished bar fare.

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