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Chef Jose Candelaria is a professional with more than twenty years of expertise in all facets of cooking. Working at various prestigious restaurants and hotels like Sands Hotel and Casino in San Juan, Marriott hotels and casino in San Juan, Café Valencia pain cuisine, La Fonda del Paraiso restaurant in Orlando airport Marriott, and Gaylord Palms Resort.


Chef Candelaria has been recognized throughout his career for being a visionary and a passionate chef. He's also a winner of Bronze a metal by American Culinary Federation.


Education and Certifications


  • Culinary Arts Institute-San Juan, P.R. 1995

  • Diploma – American Culinary Federation, Inc

  • Certificate – the 4 roles leadership

  • Certificate – Maki sushi

  • Certificate – Core Skills for building commitment

  • Leadership Coaching for improved performances

  • Gastronomic Certificate – Confrerie De La Chaine Des Rotisseurs

  • The food safety manager by The National Registry of Food Safety Professionals

Our Philosophy

First impressions last a lifetime. From traditional affairs to distinctive galas, our expert staff provides specialized services to create memorable occasions.


Attention to Detail

Planning your event is effortless. VIP treatment is given from the first moment. Our event consultants are with you every step of the way assisting you with planning a memorable event. Menus are planned exclusively for you and designed to showcase. Your event consultant will take you through complimentary site visits to venues to assist with event design and decor.


Incomparable Service

Your personal Event Manager works to ensure everything is in its place and the day of your event is worry-free. Our event managers, servers and bartenders are trained to see to your guests' every need. Our high level of service is certain to exceed your every expectation.​

Expert event management that delivers!

Our catering services offer menu development, wedding cake china and stemware, table linens, table settings, service staff, bartenders, music, floral designs and more. We will be there to help you receive your guests upon their arrival, and we will be there to help you upon their departure.


Distinctive Displays

Our one-of-a-kind Floating Buffet adds flair and “wow factor” to impress potential clients. The Grid wall is contemporary and versatile and works where more non-traditional displays are warranted. Our appetizer tree provides a special level of nuance and unique presentation that is sure to be a conversation piece. Lighted accents enhance both menu items and table decor offering a lasting impression.

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