Born in Western New York and raised in Puerto Rico, Jorge Negron had the benefit of generational culinary talent in his family. Negron’s father – also a chef – taught him to cook Puerto Rican fare and instilled in him a passion for finding local ingredients and treating them well. Surrounded by a food-focused environment, he was inspired to attend culinary school at the Universidad Interamericana of Puerto Rico. Since graduating, he has been an integral part of several notable hotel culinary teams including the St. Regis Bahia Beach Rio Grande, the Ritz-Carlton South Beach and the Viceroy Miami. Just prior to joining Point Royal, Chef Negron worked at the 1 Hotel South Beach alongside Tom Collichio. When Chef Negron is not in the kitchen, you can find him fishing and spending time with his wife and son.