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Meet the Team

Richard Sandoval - Chef Patron - Toro Toro Dubai

Richard Sandoval

Chef Patron
Richard Sandoval - Chef Patron - Toro Toro Dubai

Richard Sandoval

Chef Patron

Chef Richard Sandoval is a renowned figure in contemporary Latin cuisine, known for his innovative fusion of Latin ingredients with modern techniques. His illustrious career spans roles as a chef, restaurateur, entrepreneur, TV personality, cookbook author, brand ambassador, and philanthropist. With a global presence in 60 locations across 4 continents, Sandoval has significantly elevated Latin American dining worldwide.

His culinary excellence is frequently highlighted in major publications such as The New York Times and People. Notably, Chef Sandoval played a pivotal role in bringing Latin cuisine to new markets, including the UAE, Qatar, and Serbia.

Alfredo Vidaurre - Chef de Cuisine - Toro Toro Dubai

Alfredo Vidaurre

Chef de Cuisine
Alfredo Vidaurre - Chef de Cuisine - Toro Toro Dubai

Alfredo Vidaurre

Chef de Cuisine
Originally from Peru, Chef Alfredo joined Toro Toro as Chef de Cuisine in 2011. Chef Alfredo uses his creative soul by playing with colorful ingredients when curating his dishes. With his great passion for creation, Chef Alfredo relishes in his opportunity to touch the hearts of each guest with bold and unique flavors influenced by Latin traditions.
Juan Ovalles - Restaurant Manager - Toro Toro Dubai

Juan Ovalles

Restaurant Manager
Juan Ovalles - Restaurant Manager - Toro Toro Dubai

Juan Ovalles

Restaurant Manager

Born and raised in Merida, Venezuela, Juan always had a strong passion for F&B and nightlife. Juan started his career in Dubai as a waiter at the award-winning Maya by Chef Richard Sandoval in 2016. Then in 2019, he joined Toro Toro by Chef Richard Sandoval as a Supervisor where he had the opportunity to share his passion for the Latino culture. Juan moved to Doha in 2021 to further develop the brands under Richard Sandoval Hospitality.

Juan moved back to the UAE to lead the team at Toro Toro by Chef Richard Sandoval as Restaurant Manager in 2022.

As a big foodie, he loves trying new dining concepts when he is off-duty.

Adrianna Quintero - Senior Hostess - Toro Toro Dubai

Adrianna Quintero

Guest Relations Executive
Adrianna Quintero - Senior Hostess - Toro Toro Dubai

Adrianna Quintero

Guest Relations Executive

Hailing originally from Merida, Venezuela, Adrianna's genuine passion for hospitality was sparked from a young age. Adrianna spent 4 years working in Argentina and Venezuela, perfecting her skills. In 2021, she joined Toro Toro by Chef Richard Sandoval in Dubai and she has continued to bring her passion for hospitality to the forefront.

Adrianna believes that the key to great hospitality is giving people memorable experiences and treating everyone as if they were in her own home.

Despite her busy schedule, Adrianna always finds time for her hobbies, which include trying new restaurants and drinking (in moderation, of course) and balancing it out by working off the calories.