As the Food and Beverage Manager at AC Hotel Miami Dadeland, Irma Salinas will bring five-star service and etiquette to the European-inspired hotel as she manages catering operations within the confines of the budget and of the highest standards, leads the culinary team in attracting, recruiting, training and evaluating talented staff, designing unique menus and complying with food and safety regulations.
Born and raised in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Salinas learned cooking secrets and gained much of her culinary knowledge from her grandmother. In 2011, Salinas moved to the United States with her family where she found many opportunities to work and learn in the industry she loved, including attending the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu of Culinary Arts where she received the highest level of training in culinary and hotel management. before graduating in 2013. Shortly after, Salinas decided to work full time in the food and beverage industry after accepting a position as Turning Chef at the famous Ritz-Carlton Hotel Coconut Grove, FL. where she worked under the chef de cuisine, helping with various culinary tasks and further refining her five-star culinary expertise.