Executive Chef Luis Vasquez Alba
Chef Luis Vasquez Alba, Executive Chef
Chef Luis Vasquez Alba’s deep passion and appreciation for Peruvian cuisine was developed at a very young age watching his mother and father cook in Peru. His dad, grandfather were chefs in Peru and has several restaurants. His grandmother was a pastry chef in his native country. This is where he was exposed to a variety of foods that fueled his excitement for cooking.
When Luis arrived in the United States at the age of 21, he pursued his culinary interest in American cuisine in the Northern Virginia area.
He was trained at Stratford University where he earned his B.A. in Culinary Management. He spent the last 12 years in many culinary roles including Sous Chef at the Washington Plaza Hotel and then became Executive Chef at Sea Catch in Washington DC.
Chef Luis joined the Westin Washington Dulles hotel in September, 2016 as Executive Chef where he has perfected the Fresh . . . Simple . . . Italian cuisine concept.
Chef Luis prides himself in being mentored by Jason Lage, Executive Chef of Lansdowne and Luca DeMarchis, Executive Chef at Washington Plaza who challenged him to perfection in many different types of French and Italian cuisine.
Chef Luis is married to Jennifer and has (4) kids under the age of 9.