Chef Jose Casals
Food Fanatics® Chef, Key Biscayne
Chef Jose Casals has more than two decades of international culinary experience. He was Executive Chef of the luxurious Forbes 5-Star & AAA 5-Diamond Acqualina Resort on the Beach, Head Chef of the Brown Derby restaurant at Walt Disney World, Studio Banquets and an appointed Epcot Center Food and Wine Festival Ambassador Chef. He is also a tenured professor at Miami Dade College, and his vast background of gastronomy and ever-curious drive to explore has helped him craft one-of-a-kind culinary experiences in France, Italy, Peru, Spain, China, Thailand and South Africa.
Jose's Areas of Expertise
Menu Engineering and Design
Recipients of this badge are well-versed and skilled in all core elements of Menu Engineering including Menu Psychology and Design, Marketing Your Menu, and Implementing Menu Changes within an Operation.
Jose's Secret Weapons
Seared Yellowfin Tuna Slices
Harbor Banks® Seared Yellowfin Tuna Slices are sashimi grade and come complete with a garlic and peppercorn rub – just thaw and serve.
Chef's LIne® Demi Glace eliminates time and labor of homemade glace with the same quality and authenticity of. It's ready for customization in your sauces.