Chef Anastacia Quiñones is New Executive Chef at José
Chef AQ is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of American in New York, where she worked in the prestigious kitchen of San Francisco Jardiniére under the tutelage of Chef and Co-Owner, Traci Des Jardins. Through her own personal quest for culinary knowledge, Chef AQ has developed skills true to Mexican cuisine that focus on local, seasonal ingredients transformed into beautifully plated designs that will create memorable dining experiences.
A firm believer in modern Mexican, she will channel her passion for creativity to build and layer complex flavors into every bite at José. As Executive Chef, AQ will oversee the restaurant’s new menu development and bring a fresh twist to many of José’s popular favorites.
In her role as Executive Chef, AQ has developed her own signature Mexican dishes including flavored masas that she created for her pop-up, Tacos de Tacha.
French national Damien Duviau has been appointed as the new executive chef at Nobu Dubai.
She's overseeing the contemporary Mexican restaurant's new menu development.
Her appointment signifies a shift in the culinary industry in Ireland as she is currently the only female Executive Head Chef at a five-star luxury property in the country.