Chef’s Corner: Interview with NEW Executive Chef Jomar Rios Berly of Sea World Orlando

Chef Jomar Rios Berly recently joined SeaWorld Orlando as their new executive chef. Born in Puerto Rico, Chef Rios Berly has a lengthy background stemming from his operate in Miami at dining places and resorts. He not long ago spoke with us about his history and encounters as nicely as long run strategies for foods and beverage at SeaWorld Orlando.

Ricky Ly, Delicious Chomps: What is your inspiration for becoming a chef?

Chef Jomar Rios Berly: My inspiration arrives from a young age, when I started off cooking with my grandmother, in addition to this I found a profession that I hardly ever stop learning and becoming capable to transmit happiness by way of food and impression and enable the life of a lot of individuals in a good way.

What are your preferred food memories increasing up?

A single of my memories due to the fact I was minimal is selecting new ingredients to cook at dwelling, I try to remember picking cilantro straight from the floor and combining it with a great stew or just creating a sauce.

What are some favourite lessons you acquired that aided you turn out to be the chef you are nowadays?

I always discovered from any individual, no make a difference the situation or age and race. I worked with great chefs as well as with pretty bad cooks and this assisted me build and be the humble human being I am right now, I have usually preferred assisting some others and getting a mentor, encourage and enable individuals reach their upcoming degree .

Most loved dishes at Seaworld appropriate now?

I don’t have a particular dish since I like that we are transforming recipes and in each and every event we come with distinct things and a various taste from the many others, but I always like to place a tiny little bit of my story in every single recipe or dish that I make

Impending strategies for Seaworld for meals and beverage?

7 Seas subsequent 12 months we’re coming with new recipes considering the fact that this is the biggest F&B event at SeaWorld and sustain the popularity we have but beyond that my aim is to exceed expectations and do memorable issues for each visitor who visits us.

Preferred ease and comfort foodstuff to make at house?

A single of my favourite comfort and ease foods is when the Christmas season arrives and I can mention various possibilities from this: Arroz con gandules and Roasted Pork, Pasteles de Yuca (this is some thing similar to tamales but in Puerto Rico we use yuca or plantain and we wrapped in banana leaf), and Pumpkin Flan!

Thank you Chef!