After working in the hotel & restaurant industry for more than 20 years, this multi-talented personality's passion for food happily fills his schedule with everything that has to do with the 'good table'.
He cooks, writes, styles foods and works as a F&B consultant for a vast diversity of clients.
He was selected among all Dominican chefs to create and train international chefs of Carnival Cruises in the development of a high-end Dominican menu focusing in providing a culturally rich experience for the travelers of the Fathom initiative, a cruise ship that travels to Cuba and The Dominican Republic. He also was selected to participate with other chefs to cook a Dominican Culinary Experience in a Gala Dinner of the World Travel Market London, hosted by the Dominican Embassy in the UK to launch the Dominican Gastronomic Network (GASTRO DR). More recently, he was appointed as the Dominican Chef to prepare Dominican oriented tapas in a Cocktail Gala Event of FITUR, hosted by Banreservas, the Federal Reserve Bank in the Dominican Republic, for their guests in Madrid, Spain, and again selected with them to travel to Berlin, Germany, to prepare a Dominican menu for their clients of the ITB International Fair.
He is the creator and editor of Gastroteca, the first Dominican magazine about gourmet gastronomy, and his articles about food transcend to international publications such as Condé Nast.
He has collaborated in books about Dominican gastronomy, as recipe developer, food stylist, general editor and director of projects.
Ha has also participated in several national gastronomic festivals and events, from cooking shows as a chef and speaker, cooking demos and workshops, as well as judge for university cooking competitions. Emil offers personalized cooking classes and workshops, and is also considered to be one of his country's preferred food stylists. His food styling work is shown constantly in newspapers, magazines, tv advertising and ad campaigns throughout the Dominican Republic.
One of the most important influential personalities regarding Dominican Gastronomy, he has been also a talent for popular tv reality shows, and he has been invited in numerous occasions to participate as a connoisseur in national tv programs to speak about Dominican gastronomy. He is a firm advocate of Dominican gastronomic culture and folklore, and constantly promotes its development, the respect and use of local ingredients, and the rescuing of lost Dominican traditional dishes.
In his new "Culinary Adventures", Emil takes groups of foodies to discover the most delicious flavors of the world. Peru, Mexico and Spain are among the favorites.
Emil currently is the Food Curator for Holland America Line's Exploration Central (EXC) for his Port to Table and EXC In Depth programs, where he is responsible for recruiting chefs worldwide to sail aboard Holland America ships to enhance cultural experiences for travelers.