Four distinguished varietals from the world’s most award-winning distillery, Buffalo Trace. Food pairings made from scratch by CWS Bar & Kitchen’s Executive Chef Hector Cordero.

Buffalo Trace Varietals:
Elmer T. Lee
W.L. Weller 107
George T. Stagg Antique Collection

Chef Hector was born and raised in Guayama Puerto Rico, where he watched his grandmother perform her magic in the kitchen and soon became obsessed with food and how to create different dishes. As a teenager, Chef’s family relocated to South Florida yet he still had the desire to play in the kitchen trying to recreate the dishes his grandmother had perfected.

While attending High School in Palm Beach County, Chef Hector was introduced to a culinary program offered at the South Tech Academy and from there, his passion for cooking and creating food went into overdrive.

After completing the program and receiving his degree, Chef Hector continued to cultivate his skillset and techniques by attending the Florida Culinary Institute, where he learned a multitude of cuisine styles and has taken a little bit from each background and created his own style and flair.
Hector has worked in many kitchens throughout South Florida in every capacity from line cook to Sous Chef to Executive.

Chef Hector took the helm of CWS Bar + Kitchen’s culinary operations in December 2018 and has been an integral part of revamping and creating a new dinner menu while also updating their successful Brunch Menu. One of Chef’s creations is a Carnitas Egg Roll which combines Latin American cuisine into an Asian handheld that the kitchen has a hard time keeping up with the demands….not a bad thing, I guess!

Hector maintains a solid working relationship with his team and continues to push them on a daily basis to explore their creativity and bring new dishes to life. Stay tuned for what’s next with CWS Bar + Kitchen as well as Damn Good Hospitality Group.

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