Ispired by the culinary arts from an early age, Chef Jhonnatan Contreras grew up with his mother and grandmother in the kitchen cooking for my family. “I would pass the time asking questions about different ingredients and flavors, researching and gaining more knowledge on techniques used in the kitchen,” he says. “I was always willing to help however I could.” That early experience lead to stints at various restaurants in his native Venezuela and throughout Latin America, as well as two years at the InterContinental Dubai and Abu-Dhabi before landing his current Executive Chef role at InterContinental Miami, where, among his other duties, he proudly curates the dining experience for the Annual Make-A-Wish Ball, one of the premier fundraising galas in South Florida. “It’s always a very big challenge and includes extreme preparation and attention to detail since we have such a large amount of VIPs in house,” he says. “Being able to travel as much as I have, I’m grateful that we have influences from all over the world on our menu and we enjoy experimenting with new ingredients, flavors, techniques and cultures.”; ICMiamiHotel.com.
The Go-Getters 2023
Located in one of the most diverse and dynamic business centers in the world, Miami Herbert Business School offers unparalleled opportunities to learn, engage and grow. The graduates are thought-leaders who transform business, scholarship and lives. To celebrate them, We partnered with the school to present our annual “Go-Getters” feature, honoring current students and recent grads, their successes, hopes and dreams.
It’s A Dog’s World
Inspired by the healing power of dogs, this editorial communicates the feelings that our beloved pets give us — a sense of calm, comfort, love, peace and joy. The custom-made pearls represent a human-dog connection that transcends space and time.