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Hailing from Colombia, Divi Aruba Phoenix’s new executive chef Jhon Jairo Vargas is a pro at crafting unforgettably flavorful culinary experiences.
Vargas recently joined Divi Aruba Phoenix’s culinary team to kick up it up a notch and add a little Colombian spice to the resort’s offerings.
“l come from a large family in the Colombia coffee region and I started cooking at a very young age in my family’s restaurant,” said Vargas. “From there, my love and passion for food grew and over the years, I developed my skill and established a unique cooking style with Colombian roots.”
Vargas’ zest for life and love for gastronomy is illustrated through his artfully presented dishes and in the quirky way he prepares his culinary masterpieces—happily dancing along to the sweet sounds of salsa music.
Fresh flavors and colorful creations are what diners can expect at Divi Aruba Phoenix’s three eateries. Vargas’ culinary background paired with his impeccable leadership skills make him the perfect fit for the executive chef role.
“Each of my dishes is made with love and I hold myself and my team to the highest health and safety standards,” Vargas said. “My all-time favorite cuisine to cook is Asian and my specialties include Italian cuisine and steakhouse-style dishes, so no matter what type of food you’re craving, we can always satisfy your appetite.”
In his free time, Vargas enjoys spending time with his wife of ten years and staying fit by cycling and running.