Chef Carlos Jorge, who gained fame for his tropical-inspired menu at Solu in The Resort on Singer Island in 2006, has taken over as executive chef at the W Hotel on Fort Lauderdale beach, where Steak 954 is the signature restaurant. We chatted with him for the Verbal Nosh, and here's an excerpt.
New Times: When did you take over room service and catering at W, and where were you before this?
Carlos Jorge: I got here the last week in August and came from the St. Regis in Princeville, Kauai. I had been there since May of 2009. I opened it after they rebranded it to Starwood's luxury collection.
What's life like on an island in the Pacific?