Class at 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

Chef Christian Chirino brings a passion for international cooking, a deft technical
hand, and a classic European culinary education to bear in his role as Executive
Chef of TUR Kitchen in Coral Gables. Inspired by the rich gastronomic cultures
of the Mediterranean and dedicated to evoking the flavors of that fertile region,
Chirino bases his creative approach on honoring the Mediterranean’s traditions
without eschewing modernity and embracing smart, sustainable sourcing.
Born and raised in Antofagasta, Chile, Chirino graduated with a B.S. in Culinary Arts
and Science from the Universidad Santo Tomas in Chile. Chirino spent four years
honing his skills in Paris, France, first at the renowned dining room Le Chateaubriand,
and second in the famed Hotel Crillion, where he worked as executive sous chef at
the Restaurant Les Ambassadors. During his time at the restaurant, the team was
awarded the #9 spot in the “50 Best Restaurants in the World” by St. Pellegrino.
Returning to Chile, Chirino went on to work for some of the finest large-scale
dining and catering institutions including Compass Group and Sodexo. He
also introduced the Be Sweet Cleta brand to Chile, opening the restaurant and
developing the concept’s catering program.
Ready to showcase his skills on a larger stage, in 2019 Chirino moved from Chile
to the United States, where he worked for Southbound Hospitality as executive
sous chef from July 2019 until coming to TUR Kitchen, where he oversees the
restaurant’s culinary operations, developing and executing modern, elegant
Mediterranean dishes. The restaurant was selected by the Miami New Times
as one of the “Top 10 New Restaurants of 2020.” Since opening in 2020, it has
garnered popular and critical acclaim. In 2021 the Miami New Times named it the
“Best Mediterranean” restaurant in its annual “Best of” issue and Eater Miami
included it in a recent roundup of the most “superb Coral Gables restaurants.”

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