Names in the news: Presilla, Renderos, Rogers, Riccardo


Culinary historian Maricel E. Presilla, a New Jersey restaurateur and former Miami Herald columnist, has been nominated for an IACP Award for her Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin America (Norton). The International Association of Culinary Professionals will announce winners April 9.

Julio Renderos, a native of El Salvador who trained at Johnson and Wales University, is the new executive chef at Nicky’s Restaurant Sports Bar, 220 NW 180th Ave., Pembroke Pines.

The Fontainebleau Miami Beach has promoted John Rogers from assistant director to director of food and beverage, and has hired John Riccardo as director of signature dining.

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