Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
4949 East Lincoln Drive
Scottsdale, Arizona 85253

Meet Our Chefs

The master chefs who carefully craft our unique restaurant flavors
Omni Scottsdale Prado Tapas Bar

The culinary team at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia are highly trained and exceptionally skilled at their craft. They are passionate about food and truly enjoy creating one-of-a-kind dining experiences. From inventing original dishes for each of the resort's restaurants, group events and weddings to inspiring a staff of dedicated professionals, each brings their own flavor to the table for a culinary adventure you will never forget.

Marcos Seville

EXECUTIVE CHEF
Years in Hospitality: 17 

Years at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia: 6 

What I love most about the property: The great supporting and passionate staff. They create memorable moments and experiences here at the Omni Scottsdale. The view of Camelback Mountain doesn't hurt.

My cooking is inspired by: Being an Arizona Native, I am proud and inspired by the wonderful produce, meats and diverse cultures produced by this desert oasis.

Fun Fact: Favorite activity is white water rafting.

Words I live by: Hard work can overcome skill any day of the week.

Cesar Corral - Executive Sous Chef - Omni Montelucia

Cesar Corral

Executive Sous Chef - Banquets
Years in Hospitality: 12

Years at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia: 9

What I love most about the property: The backdrop of Camelback Mountain and the beauty of the property.

My cooking is inspired by: Seasonal food and last minute menu decisions.

Fun Fact: Cooking was originally a hobby and is now my career.

Words I live by: Never fear failure.

Oscar Valles

Chef de Cuisine - Prado
Years in Hospitality: 13 years

Years at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia: 1 month

What I love most about the property: I love the Spanish architecture and ambiance of the resort as a whole.

My cooking is inspired by: My inspiration is the culture which I grew up in. My family used many of the same techniques used in authentic Mexican cuisine, such as all natural and organic ingredients. 

Fun Fact: I used to do boxing.

Words I live by: Don’t count the days, make the days count.

Andrew Allen

Sous Chef - Prado
Years in Hospitality: 12 years

Years at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia: 1 month

What I love most about the property: Coritjo Plaza is one of my favorite spaces on property because it offers a beautiful welcome to guests visiting. I also love all the imported doors, and the details in them that highlight the Spanish influence.

My cooking is inspired by: My inspiration comes directly from the quality of ingredients and seasonality of each cuisine. 

Fun Fact: I speak fluent Spanish.

Words I live by: It's all about the finesse.

Giovana 'Gigi' Estes

Taqueria Centro Chef
Years in Hospitality: 9 

Years at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia: 8 

What I love most about the property: I love the beauty of the property and how amazing our team is. They really feel like a family to me. Also, our infamous view of Camelback Mountain sunsets can’t be beat!

My cooking is inspired by: My cooking is mainly inspired by my cultural background. Growing up in Brazil, I’ve had the amazing opportunity to raise our animals and grow our vegetables at my parent’s farm. Those experiences allowed me to fully respect and understand the integrity of each ingredient we cooked with. I carry that integrity with me though my career today. 

Fun Fact: I am a certified Zumba instructor. During my free time I enjoy being with my family, teaching Zumba classes, cooking at home and training Muay Thai. 

Words I live by: Make your life a masterpiece; imagine no limitations on what you can be, have or do.

Molly Pease

Pastry Chef - Banquets
Years in Hospitality: 11  

Years at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia: 2.5 

What I love most about the property: I love being able to take inspiration from the landscape and views to incorporate into my pastries.

My baking is inspired by: I am inspired by seasonal and local ingredients. 

Fun Fact: I like to travel to historic sites to photograph.

Words I live by: Follow the rules and play time will follow.