Industry Update
Appointment22 November 2019

Christian Quiñones Vargas

Appointed Executive Chef
At Hilton Atlanta - GA, USA

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Christian Quiñones Vargas

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.


Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 17 world-class brands comprising nearly 6,000 properties with more than 954,000 rooms, in 117 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton earned a spot on the 2019 World’s Best Workplaces list, and has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its 100-year history.
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