St. Augustine, Florida
May 8-12, 2024

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Denzel Aponte

Executive Chef,

The Reef

A native of the local area, Denzel has habored a deep-seated passion for culinary arts from an early age. Following his graduation from Nease High School, he pursued further education in Culinary Arts at First Coast Technical College, successfully completing his studied in 2019. Presently, Denzel serves as the Executive Chef at The Reef Restaurant, drawing inspiration from locally-sourced ingredients to craft innovative dishes and introduce new additions to the menu. Over the course of his career, Denzel has garnered several accolades. Beyond his professional endeavors, he enjoys leisurely moments at the beach, engaging in dart tournaments, and cherishing quality time with his family.