WEST PAM BEACH, FL – The West Palm Beach Marriott announced the appointment of their new executive chef, Christian Quiñones, who will oversee the Marriott’s signature restaurant, Bistro Ten Zero One, along with the hotel’s in-house banquet and catering services. Quiñones comes to Bistro from Puerto Rico, where he worked as the corporate chef for Santana Enterprises and most recently opened up Emigrante Gastrobar at TRYP by Wyndham Isla Verde. “We’re excited to bring Chef Christian on board,” says Kelly Bevil, the Director of Food & Beverage. “His passion for sourcing local ingredients and partnering with our community farmers will allow him to truly showcase South Florida’s cuisine, and have Bistro Ten Zero One’s customers leave, looking forward to their next meal with Chef Christian.” Although Chef is from and has been working in Puerto Rico since 2008, he is no stranger to the Palm Beach County dining scene. After earning a degree in culinary sciences from CESSA at San Geronimo Campus in Mexico City, he graduated from Florida Culinary Institute (now Lincoln Tech) in West Palm Beach. After graduation, Quiñones went on to work at some of the finest establishments in the area including Mar-a-Lago, the Four Seasons and the International Polo Club, before working at Agata & Valentina in New York City and then, back to Puerto Rico, where he oversaw three hotel operations and two country clubs with Santana Enterprises. Along the way, Quinones has worked with a star-studded line-up of chefs including Alain Alegretti, Jean Georges Vongerichten and Mollie (Oprah Winfrey’s chef); and has had the honor of cooking for the Princess of Jordan and the Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson; and for Donald and Melania Trump’s wedding.