2024 Chefs

Enrique Limardo



Thursday, May 9, 2024 at the Winemaker Dinner Series

Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Enrique Limardo is the Chief Culinary Officer of Seven Restaurant Group, and Co-Founder and Executive Chef of Seven Reasons and Imperfecto.

Limardo’s inventive Latin-inspired fare has earned local and international accolades, most recently during his stint from 2014 to 2019 as the Executive Chef at Alma Cocina Latina, in Baltimore, Maryland. “Alma” was acclaimed by Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema with a rating of 3 .5/4 stars, making it one of the highest ranked restaurants in the Washington area.  In 2019, Seven Reasons was named the best restaurant in Washington DC by the Washington Post, and the Best New Restaurant in the Americas by Esquire Magazine.

Chef Limardo began his gastronomic studies in 1997 in Venezuela at the cooking school La Casserol du Chef and continued studying in Spain at the EUHT Sant Pol de Mar in Barcelona, and at the Luis Irizar Culinary School in San Sebastian, Basque Country. While preparing a post-graduate degree in culinary arts, he had the priviledge to learn from and work alongside some of Spain’s most distinguished chefs including Michelin-star greats Joan Roca, Ramon Freixa, Xavier Pellicer, Joan Pique, and Carles Gaig, among others.