Chef Federico Fernandez hails from El Salvador and moved to the U.S. in the early 90’s. He worked for the Louisiana restaurant Ralph & Kacoo’s and moved to Texas where he has worked for numerous establishments including the Grand Kempinski Hotel, Outback Steak House, Hilton Dallas Lincoln Center and Savor in Klyde Warren Park. Chef Federico saw a great opportunity to join the team at Luis’ Prime where he continues to pursue his passions in food creation and kitchen management.
Chef Daniel Rosales was born and raised in the outlying suburbs of Detroit, MI. He has been baking since he was tall enough to reach the countertops, & began his professional career in high school, taking orders for cakes /desserts from home. Immediately after graduating, Daniel moved to Dallas, TX, and enrolled in culinary school at Collin College, eventually graduating in 2018 with an Associates Degree in Baking & Pastry Arts, as well as a Certificate in Advanced Pastry Arts. From there, various job opportunities with several incredible pastry chefs across DFW, lead him to excel through his career. At 23 , he secured the role of VIP Pastry Chef at the 2021 US Open in NYC; and a few months later made his way onto the Food Network where he competed on Holiday Wars Season 4, surviving every round of the competition (and winning a few!) to make it to the season finale where he finished as the runner-up. Always striving to push the limits of what a dessert can be, or what can be a dessert, Chef Daniel continues to experiment with new techniques and flavors in every dish he creates. His passion for his craft eventually led him to join the team at Luis’ Prime, as Executive Pastry Chef, creating the restaurant’s house-made desserts, breads, gelatos, & baked goods!
Ryan Benton is originally from Hawaii where he worked in the Tourism Industry. He moved to Denton, Texas in 2018 to pursue a B.S. in Urban Policy and Planning and then worked in Ireland, South Korea and Hong Kong. Ryan moved to Landry’s Saltgrass restaurant and then jumped at the opportunity to join the Luis’ Prime team where he’s excited about the unique concept.