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3800 Ocean

Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa

3800 North Ocean Drive · Singer Island Riviera Beach, Florida 33404 USA

  • +1-561-340-1795

3800 Ocean

  • +1-561-340-1795

Chef & Staff Profiles

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Gustavo Calderon - Executive Sous Chef

Chef Gustavo was exposed to food at a very early age by his grandmother in Saltillo, Mexico where she had a small family restaurant. His love for food grew through hi exposure to scratch authentic Mexican cuisine. This led him to his studies at ITESM in Monterrey, Mexico where he received his bachelor’s degree in hotel management. During this time, Gustavo got a well-rounded education in the hotel industry at the Fiesta Americana, Cozumel, Hilton, Monterrey and others.


Gustavo decided at this point his passion for cuisine and decided to further his education at the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, N.Y. where he eventually received his degree in culinary arts. His internship was at Le Bernardin with Chef Eric Ripert in New York City where he got his first exposure to fine dining. During another externship at Hugo’s in Houston, Texas, Chef Gustavo had his first opportunity to join their team at the James Beard House.


Gustavo next stop was in Miami at the acclaimed Mark’s South Beach under James Beard Award winning chef Mark Militello and Chef Larry LaValley where he honed his skills and learned south Florida Cuisine. Gustavo also worked with Chef Edgar Leal at Cacao in Coral Gables before his start with the Ritz Carlton in Key Biscayne. Chef Gustavo would spend the next year and a half as the sous chef of the Mexican restaurant “Cantina Beach.”


The Regent Bal Harbor was his next stop as sous chef and he rejoined Chef Mark Militello and Chef Larry LaValley. After the Regent, Chef Gustavo was part of the opening team for the Hilton Convention Center as Banquet Chef. This gave him a taste of volume and expertise in banquets.


Gustavo then rejoined the Ritz Carlton Family in Cancun and followed in Naples and then most recently Bahrain before deciding to join the team at the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island.