Our Food and Beverage Team
Executive Sous Chef Hector Gomez:
A native Colombian, Chef Gomez has been in the U.S. for more than 20 years driven by his passion for food; pursuing a culinary career. Hector received his notable training in New York and Miami in European and Asian Cuisine. He received exclusive pastry training in West Hartford, CT.
Hector was attracted to the beautiful and growing city of Atlanta in 1990 and worked under Chef Gunther Seeger at the Ritz Carlton; and under Tom Coohill and Master Chef Tom Cathedral at Tom Tom Restaurant in Lenox Square in Atlanta, GA. He has received numerous praises and complements from these well-respected chefs for his skills and incredible presentation.
Chef Gomez then began looking for more of a challenge and was directed to the Peasant Corporation where he was hired immediately and began working at the City Grill, their premier restaurant. As a result of his expertise and culinary training, he was transferred to Dailey’s as a Sous Chef, and was promoted to Executive Chef within six months. He was instrumental in updating the restaurant with a Contemporary/Asian Cuisine, and introducing a one-of-a-kind dessert bar with the health conscious in mind. His desserts have been entered in many city-wide competitions, one for which he received first place for most delicious and most memorable dessert. He is also responsible for the opening of Dailey’s Downtown – a cigar and martini bar complemented by his unique appetizer menu. He remained there for six years until the restaurants were sold. Hector then moved on to be the Operational Chef for McCormick and Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant in Boca Raton, FL until recently heading back to Atlanta to take on the Executive Sous Chef position at Fandangles Restaurant and bar. Some of his notable achievements:
Appeared in Where Magazine in 1999 among Atlanta’s best for Most Delectable Desserts when he worked at Dailey’s
Featured in the Metro Beat in Tango’s located in Alpharetta, a restaurant with an Argentinian, Spanish, Italian and Cuban influences
Worked on Special Events with Huntington’s disease Society of America on a Zoo excursion for families with restrictions incurred by Huntington’s disease