Hotel Tropico Latino
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Chefs Richard Neat and Randy Siles: Four-Hands Culinary Dinner

On August 9th, Randy Siles showcased his culinary brilliance next to his mentor, Richard Neat. The Four-Hands Culinary Dinner will feature a four-course degustation menu at Neat’s exclusive venue, Park Café. If you miss this one-of-a-kind gastronomic experience, there will be a second opportunity on November 27th at the Hotel Tropico Latino in Santa Teresa. Salud!


British-born Richard Neat, who co-founded the Pied à Terre in London with David Moore in 1991, is hailed as one of the greatest chefs of his generation. After earning two Michelin stars for the legendary London restaurant in 1996, Neat decided to leave and travel the world to hone his skills working in kitchens in India, Cannes, Moscow, and Morocco. After opening restaurants around the world, in 2006, he settled in Costa Rica where he runs the exclusive 16-cover restaurant, Park Café in San José.

Randy Siles, Chef Ambassador of Costa Rica’s National Plan for Sustainable and Healthy Gastronomy, who was recently inducted in the prestigious l’International Club Les Toques Blanches in France, becoming the first chef in the Americas to join this elite club. This year, Randy was also named Ambassador Chef for Costa Rica of the prestigious Cook & Chef Institute. Randy is also the Executive Chef at the Hotel Tropico Latino and the Co-Founder of the “Academia Artesanos de la Gastronomía”, a non-profit organization born in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica with the mission of identifying, training, development and facilitating the placement of talented youth at risk from disadvantaged communities in the gastronomic labor workforce.