Weekend with Chef Dayanny De La Cruz & Chef Karla Hoyos

May 27, 2023
Chef Dayanny De La Cruz

Join us for a weekend with Chef Dayanny De La Cruz & Chef Karla Hoyos!

  • Four-Course Dinner With Beverage Pairings at Marée Lounge
  • Saturday, May 27th at 7:30pm
  • $230 per person
  • Brunch at Pink Beach Club
  • Sunday, May 28th from 11am - 3pm
  • $65 per person

To learn more and reserve your spot, call 441-293-1666 or email bda.events@thelorenhotel.com.

Chef Dayanny De La Cruz is a Dominican-American Executive Chef for Centerplate at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium who in 2020 became the first female head chef to helm the culinary program for the biggest sporting event in the world, leading a crew of 2,500+ culinary employees, including 250 chefs at Super Bowl LIV.  

Chef Dayanny developed her love for the culinary arts standing on a chair at her grandmother's house in the Dominican Republic. De La Cruz moved to the United States to attend culinary school in the early 2000s. She quickly worked her way up the industry ranks, eventually finding her way to becoming executive chef for Sodexo Live! at the Hard Rock Stadium, home of the NFL's Miami Dolphins.

Chef Karla Hoyos’ love for life, family, and food began at her grandmother’s farm in Veracruz, where she learned that the humblest ingredients could make the most delicious food: making cheese from fresh milk, nixtamalizing corn after harvesting it, and making salsas/stews that had been passed down through generations. Her new restaurant, Tacotomia, is a celebration of the vibrant flavors of her Mexican roots.

After completing culinary school and studying business administration in Mexico, she traveled and worked around the world, in Michelin starred restaurants inSpain, traditional trattorias in Italy, and trained to be a pastry chef in the south of France.

After years of global culinary immersion, Karla made Miami home when she was named Executive Chef of “The Bazaar by José Andrés.” Not only was she José Andres’s first female executive chef but also has been recognized as Best Chef in Miami in 2020 and 2022.

In addition to her extensive and worldly professional experience, her passion for good food and helping communities has driven her to lead several relief kitchens for World Central Kitchen, a nonprofit organization that provides meals in times of crisis, in Puerto Rico, Haiti, Spain, Bangladesh, and Poland, to name a few.

If not cooking for her guests or friends, Karla enjoys tennis, playing the piano, and always exploring new sources of inspiration. Find Karla on Instagram @ChefKarlaHoyos as she eagerly shares places, words, ingredients–or anything that brings her joy and inspiration.