Raúl Correa Soto has literally been in the kitchen for 17 years. He began his culinary journey as Kitchen Supervisor at the Marriott Hotel and Casino, working his way up quickly through the ranks to Executive Chef at some of the finest hotels in Puerto Rico, including the legendary Normandie Hotel, thanks to his strong leadership skills and excellent ability to work as part of a team. His knowledge of local and international cuisine as well as every aspect of kitchen operation and restaurant management made him a top consultant at Boutique Cuisine Catering and Kitchen Management from 2009-2011. In 2011, he also became Chef-Instructor at Puerto Ricos renowned Escuela Hotelera, until taking over at the San Juan Water Beach Club Hotels culinary operations as Executive Chef. Mr. Correa was also the 2008 Cattlemens Chef Challenge Champion.