Le Jardinier Miami’s Chef de Cuisine Christian Pasco Diaz is a seasoned culinary professional with more than 15 years of expertise in fine dining.

Most recently, Christian’s culinary prowess has graced esteemed establishments like Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen, where he served as Sous Chef in Miami. Prior to this, he held pivotal roles such as Chef de Cuisine at TUR Kitchen, where his culinary innovations earned notable accolades such as TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice and Miami New Times Best Mediterranean Restaurant. His keen attention to detail and proficiency in food inventory were instrumental in maintaining high-quality standards while optimizing operational efficiencies.

Christian graduated with a bachelor’s in culinary arts from the Hospitality Management School and then pursued specialized certificates in hospitality industry management, supervision, and leadership. He began his career as a line cook at Park Hyatt Beaver Creek and quickly climbed the culinary ladder, securing a position as Chef de Partie at Cima Restaurant and then Grouse Mountain Grill in Colorado.

In 2013, Christian left the mountains for Miami, where he continued as Chef de Partie at Lippi Restaurant. After just a year, he graduated to Sous Chef at the acclaimed Biltmore Hotel’s Palme D’or restaurant where his contributions garnered prestigious awards, including the 5 Diamonds AAA Award. Continuing to expand his culinary skillset, Christian then served as Baker Sous Chef when he joined Almotti, renowned for serving
gluten-free Italian delicacies.

Christian joined Le Jardinier Miami in 2024, bringing his expertise in fine dining preparation, Michelin Star plating, and menu development to this esteemed French restaurant. Le Jardinier’s commitment to taste and technique provides the perfect platform for Christian to showcase his proficiency in the culinary field, contributing to the restaurant’s continued growth and success.