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The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City Introduces Three New Culinary Members

By: The Ritz-Carlton

July 23, 2019

Hotel Debuts Restaurant Chef, Pastry Chef and Executive Sous Chef

Arlington, VA [July 23, 2019] The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City announced the appointment of three new members of the Ritz-Carlton culinary team.Including the quintessential service experience Ritz-Carlton is known for, the chefs bring with them unique new talents to contribute to the exceptional culinary scene of the Washington D.C. metro area.

Jose Noguez has been named Restaurant Chef for fyve Restaurant Lounge. He began his love for cooking at age three in Naples, Florida. Noguez competed in culinary competitions and continued to learn the fundamentals of his profession at Johnson and Wales University in North Miami. In 2010, Noguez was appointed Chef de Partie at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples where he expanded his culinary experience. Soon after, he was promoted to Chef Tournant in charge of the Bella Vista Lounge, a position he held for two years before being named Restaurant Chef at Mezzo.

Anabella Pru, Executive Pastry Chef, hails from Venezuela, and uses her innovative creations to design cakes and other delicious desserts with exotic ingredients. Pru’s career at Le Cordon Bleu School of Culinary Arts led her to work alongside some of the world’s best executive pastry chefs, which influenced her own unique style.  Pru was nominated for the JWU ZEST award for Pastry Chef of the Year, one of seven of Miami’s Elite Pastry Chefs, while working at The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne.

Culinary professional, Phil Skerman, was named Executive Sous Chef. He has served as a chef at Ritz-Carlton locations throughout Florida and the Washington, D.C. region. Skerman’s background includes strategic planning and introduction of new food & beverage initiatives at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner. He is a multiple nominee and winner of the Five Star Employee of the Quarter Award.

The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City

Set against a backdrop rich in history and tradition, The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City offers a modernly elegant hotel experience near the nation’s capital. Luxury accommodations and amenities, including a globally influenced restaurant and event space, are complemented by attentive service and an Arlington, VA location that is moments from historic landmarks, museums and shopping.


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