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Chef Augusto Riofrio Mapelli
Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino has welcomed Chef Augusto Riofrio Mapelli as the new Chef of the resort's luxurious L.G. Smith Steak & Chop House restaurant. With ample experience in the culinary world through positions held at prestigious hotel restaurants that offer upscale dining experiences and a culinary style that aligns with Marriott's CookSmart Philosophy, Chef Riofrio provides a seamless transition into the Renaissance Aruba hospitality team.
In his new role as chef of L.G. Smith Steak & Chop House, Chef Riofrio will spearhead the culinary team at the restaurant and produce quality dishes that showcase the restaurants specialties: prime steaks, chops and seafood. With an ability to write strong menus and adapt offerings based on guest feedback, Chef Riofrio has already showcased his strong leadership skills both in the kitchen and front of the house.
Born and raised in Peru, Chef Riofrio graduated from the Institute of Gastronomy Cuisine D'Gallia in 2006, with an emphasis in pastry and baking, and holds more than 9 years of culinary experience. Chef Riofrio has served as executive chef at Belmond Sanctuary Lodge at Machupicchu Cusco and Tambo del Inka luxury Collection Resort & Spa by Starwood Hotels, as well as chef at Mukul Resort & Spa Nicaragua, Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco and Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores.
Overlooking the marina and bustling boulevard, L.G. Smith Steak & Chop House offers guests a signature fine dinning experience with a menu that features fresh ingredients and seafood, certified Angus Beef and an extensive selection of international wines.
Contact UsL. G. Smith Boulevard 82
T: (297) 523 6195
F: (297) 583 4389