Antonio Jose Albertsz
Chef, Walt Disney World

Born and raised in the little island of Aruba, just 15 miles north of Venezuela in the warm waters of the southern Caribbean. Aruba is home of beautiful white sand beaches, 82 degree days and some of the warmest people in the world. Aruba is a diverse constituent country of the Netherlands.

Schooling/Training: St. Dominicus College Aruba (middle school)
                                   President J.F. Kennedy School of Aruba (Specialized education)
                                   Maria College (High School)
                                   Aruba Hotel School (Hospitality, Restaurant, Culinary & Management)
                                   Various Culinary Trainings and Certifications
                                   Attending and participating at numerous food & wine festivals in different countries and one of the most popular festival SOBE 2013 & 2014

Previous Employment: The Old Cunucu House Restaurant, Aruba
                                         Playa Linda Beach Resort, Aruba
                                         All In One Fast Food Restaurant, Puerto Rico
                                         Little Caesars Pizza, Puerto Rico
                                         Colegio Lomas Verdes / Kitchen, Puerto Rico

Present Employment: Walt Disney World

Mentors: Growing up in this business, I have a lot of support from friends and family but the greatest cooking experience is from my mom and my uncle. They are home chefs in my family. My biggest inspirations right now is to build my professional culinary carrier to the highest level and focus in my family, wife and kids.

Advice for new Culinary:
  • Keep focus on what you are doing
  • Remember as a chef every time someone chooses to dine with you they are putting their lives in our hands
  • Take your passion very serious but at the same time don't forget to have fun
  • Always be a great ambassador for keeping the spirit of great food & beverage alive

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