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Chef Carlos Meléndez

Our Allstar Culinary Team

Friday, January 10th, 2020

Pine Cay, Meridian Club recognized for our always incredible culinary experiences is extremely proud to introduce this season’s Culinary Team of that represents over the top international talent. Our guests are always delighted and awed by their dining experiences, as we make this so special in every way, and always include our intimate dining offerings as just another included reason to celebrate your Pine Cay private island stay (Dining is on us and part of your special stay experience!) We love taking our guests dining experiences to new levels every year, and this year we are taking things to a whole new level, just for all of you!

We are the very proud recipient of the top-rated winner of the World Travel Awards “Private Island Resort” and are always striving to continually improve our guest experience. Please visit our website to learn more and to see our special offers to visit us now.

Chef Carlos

Chef Carlos Meléndez
Relais & Châteaux Chef, and Proud Costa Rican

“By reimagining diverse culinary traditions, I create dishes that highlight signature tropical exuberance and life-embracing culture.”

Chef Carlos

“I heighten the unpretentious purity of fresh natural flavors, vibrant colors and just-picked textures. By echoing and amplify a connection to nature, triggering powerful and delicious memories of a traveler’s experience through dining.”

José Alvarado

José Alvarado
Seasonal Sous Chef

Professional cook with 14 years of experience and 7 years involving managing and chef positions. Proactive, curious and self-taught creative as one of the biggest virtues.

José Alvarado

Mohammad Hai

Mohammad Hai
Pastry Chef

A Creative and innovative young pastry chef with 12 years of incredible experience.

Always looking for ways to take the taste, presentation and artistry of my work to new levels that make everyone who experiences my creations to smile with pleasure.

Mohammad Hai