Team

Ray Li

Chef

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Chef Raymond Li joined Palmar in March of 2018 as a line cook and in the short period of four months was promoted to Chef de Cuisine and then to Executive Chef, his current role. Born and raised in Miami, Fl, he is of both Chinese and Colombian descent which reflects in his passionate yet precise approach to Chinese cuisine. He graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in 2013 and quickly began working for some of the best kitchens in town, particularly The Ritz Carlton, Zuma and Matador Room at The Edition Hotel. In 2017 and seeking to improve his skills  from the best he staged at Benu in San Francisco under Corey Lee and immediately after at L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon in Paris. He returned to Miami in late 2017 and helped shape the kitchens of One Door East and Valentinos. He enjoys spending time with his young son and running on the beach in his spare time.


Jesus Rachid

Manager

Jesus Rachid, General Manager at Palmar, was born in Argentina, raised in Spain where his love for hospitality and wine began. He was educated in Madrid, and received bachelors degrees in nutrition and marketing and ultimately his MBA from a Harvard – affiliated business school program in Madrid.

Before landing in Miami, where he launched his career as a level 2 Sommelier, Jesus consulted within the Hospitality industry in Europe, South America and the Middle East. He is Deeply passionate about his work as a Sommelier and specializes in wines from Italy, Spain, Argentina, Chile, USA and France.


Javier Ramirez

Managing Member

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Venezuelan born Javier Ramirez has a degree in economics and worked for various multinational firms both in Venezuela, the U.S. and U.K. before following his passion for food in 2017 with the opening of Palmar, his first restaurant in Miami, Fl. He oversees the marketing functions at Palmar