February 20-24, 2019 Miami Beach
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Carlos Montenegro

Born in El Salvador, Carlos and his family migrated to Miami in 1981. It was upon settling in a quiet corner of Coral Gables that Carlos would come to meet the Connor family. It wouldn’t take long for Carlos and Brendan Connor to become inseparable, and so a life-time friendship was born.

Like so many young people, Carlos dabbled in various fields as he waited to find his true calling. In fact, his career in the culinary arts began more so out of necessity than any particular passion for cooking. In his own words,... READ MORE

Born in El Salvador, Carlos and his family migrated to Miami in 1981. It was upon settling in a quiet corner of Coral Gables that Carlos would come to meet the Connor family. It wouldn’t take long for Carlos and Brendan Connor to become inseparable, and so a life-time friendship was born.

Like so many young people, Carlos dabbled in various fields as he waited to find his true calling. In fact, his career in the culinary arts began more so out of necessity than any particular passion for cooking. In his own words, “An empty stomach can drastically
change the course of ones path in life.”

However, his love for the kitchen quickly became apparent, and with it he set out to one day become a Chef. Carlos began as a prep cook at The Gables Diner, where he would receive a crash-course in the culinary business. Afterwards, he began working at Tarpon Bend Raw Bar & Grill on Miracle Mile, where he would cross paths with his childhood friend, now Chef Brendan.

Within two years, Brendan invited Carlos to take a role in his new business venture, a modest, yet rapidly growing catering company: Whisk Gourmet Food and Catering. The rest is history.

In July 2018, Carlos became the Executive Chef at Whisk Gourmet Food & Catering.

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