Jose Icardi

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An Argentinian native, influenced by the unique and delicious recipes created by his family using the Argentinian traditional cooking technique “EL ASADO ” Argentinean BBQ Jose Icardi has cooking in his DNA. Buenos Aires was the location of his Family ‘s Restaurant  where Jose’s started his culinary journey. While working at Restaurant Jose’s felt a passion for cooking and change his major from Business to Culinary school. After several years of learning the business aspect Jose’s passion for cooking grew to a degree where he felt that he needed to learn more from other cultures and this is when he decided to embark on the culinary journey moving to Spain where he worked as a cook in many Restaurant. 

Icardis’ first position as a cook in South Beach was in the glamorous Ocean Drive where he crafted the menus for breakfast and lunch. After 2 years learning the Hotel Restaurant industry Jose’s got a call from The Loews Miami Beach Hotel where he worked under Master Chef of France, Chef Marc Elher were he garnered 4 Diamonds in the first year. 

Jose’s path took him to Pennsylvania where he worked with Celebrity Chef and James Beard Award Winning Chef Susanna Foo as Sous de Chef. Under the guidance of Chef Foo, Icardis’ Asian cuisine culinary education had reached new heights. With new skills, techniques, and leadership abilities, Icardis took to a new role as Executive Sous Chef  at Buddakan Restaurant a Atlantic City one of Stephen Starr Restaurant  and the W Hotel in Fort Lauderdale in Steak 954 . Miami came calling once again, and this time the assignment was working hand to hand with Master  Sushi Chef and James Beard Award winning Makoto Okuwa  in Miami where he mastered his techniques and knowledge of modern Japanese Cuisine as Chef De Cuisine. 

Most recently, Icardi has returned to South Florida to take on a new challenge in the hospitality world as Executive Chef  of Katsuya Restaurant  by Starck at the SLS Hotel South Beach. The world-renowned restaurant by Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi, made its Miami debut in June 2012 with unique rolls and spectacular sushi and sashimi platters, Chef Uechi skillfully translates Japanese flavors to the American palate. Signature dishes include Crispy Rice with Spicy Tuna, Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeño and Miso-Marinated Black Cod.

An Argentinian native, influenced by the unique and delicious recipes created by his family using the Argentinian traditional cooking technique “EL ASADO ” Argentinean BBQ Jose Icardi has cooking in his DNA. Buenos Aires was the location of his Family ‘s Restaurant  where Jose’s started his culinary journey. While working at Restaurant Jose’s felt a passion for cooking and change his major from Business to Culinary school. After several years of learning the business aspect Jose’s passion for cooking grew to a degree where he felt that he needed to learn more from other cultures and this is when he decided to embark on the culinary journey moving to Spain where he worked as a cook in many Restaurant. 

Icardis’ first position as a cook in South Beach was in the glamorous Ocean Drive where he crafted the menus for breakfast and lunch. After 2 years learning the Hotel Restaurant industry Jose’s got a call from The Loews Miami Beach Hotel where he worked under Master Chef of France, Chef Marc Elher were he garnered 4 Diamonds in the first year. 

Jose’s path took him to Pennsylvania where he worked with Celebrity Chef and James Beard Award Winning Chef Susanna Foo as Sous de Chef. Under the guidance of Chef Foo, Icardis’ Asian cuisine culinary education had reached new heights. With new skills, techniques, and leadership abilities, Icardis took to a new role as Executive Sous Chef  at Buddakan Restaurant a Atlantic City one of Stephen Starr Restaurant  and the W Hotel in Fort Lauderdale in Steak 954 . Miami came calling once again, and this time the assignment was working hand to hand with Master  Sushi Chef and James Beard Award winning Makoto Okuwa  in Miami where he mastered his techniques and knowledge of modern Japanese Cuisine as Chef De Cuisine. 

Most recently, Icardi has returned to South Florida to take on a new challenge in the hospitality world as Executive Chef  of Katsuya Restaurant  by Starck at the SLS Hotel South Beach. The world-renowned restaurant by Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi, made its Miami debut in June 2012 with unique rolls and spectacular sushi and sashimi platters, Chef Uechi skillfully translates Japanese flavors to the American palate. Signature dishes include Crispy Rice with Spicy Tuna, Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeño and Miso-Marinated Black Cod.