Executive Chef Christian Quiñones Vargas joins Hilton Atlanta with over 15 years of professional experience in the kitchen. In his new role, Chef Christian will be responsible for menu development, concept and programming for the hotel's signature restaurant Southern Elements, rooftop restaurant — Nikolai's Roof, Polynesian-style restaurant — Trader Vic's, in-room dining and banquet operations.
Prior to joining Hilton, Chef Christian was the executive chef and food and beverage director at the W Hotel Brickell in Miami. He also held the title of executive chef at the West Palm Beach Marriott, along with various culinary roles in Puerto Rico at Empresas Santana, Emigrante Gastrobar and the InterContinental San Juan.
Chef Christian has two associate's degrees in Restaurant Management and Culinary Arts from the Florida Culinary Institute.
Recent Appointments at Hilton
20 January 2020 — Joining the executive team in the same role he served at the Waldorf Astoria Park City (Utah), Musyt will oversee the full food and beverage division of the hotel, including Jean-Georges Beverly Hills, The Rooftop by JG, Lobby Lounge, in-room dining, catering and banquet events.