Valencia comes most recently from the Oceania Club in Miami, Fla.
Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, Acme, Mich., is pleased to welcome new Executive Chef Guillermo Valencia. Valencia comes most recently from the Oceania Club in Miami, Fla., though he began his culinary career at the age of 18 in an Italian café in Barcelona, Spain.
Valencia excels in contemporary American regional and European cuisine using seasonal ingredients. His cuisine reflects a New Latin Fusion Cuisine focus at Aerie and the Resort’s other dining establishments. He is a Certified Executive Chef by the American Culinary Federation, was inducted into the European Academy of Chefs in 1979, and was named South Florida Regional Chef of the Year in 1992.