Above: the Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach
By the Caribbean Journal staff
The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach has a new executive chef.
The resort announced Tuesday that Sandy Tuason had been named the property’s new top chef. Tuason comes to the property from the New York Palace, where he worked for two years with Master Chef Jacques Sorci.
“Having previously worked in the Caribbean and Hawaii, I’m excited to embrace the tropics again and work closely with the local community and producers,” he said. “I look forward to enhancing the resort’s compelling culinary offerings by infusing my passion for modern American cuisine with global influences.”
Tuason’s Caribbean career includes time as executive sous chef at the Four Seasons Resort Nevis.
“We are thrilled to have Chef Tuason at the forefront of our extensive culinary program,” said Morty Valldejuli, general manager of the Westin Grand Cayman. “His passion for working closely with the local community and his on-site team will be a perfect fit here in Grand Cayman.”
Tuason, a native of Manila, will oversee the resort’s Beach House Beach Terrace, Ferdinand’s, Catboat Bar, Café Soleil, The Beach Bar and Tortuga Beach Grill and Bar restaurants.