Luis Galofre

Talentchef Consultant Agency / Chief Executive Officer

Luis brings 17+ years of experience in the F&B industry and his journey has taken him around the world. From managing a top local restaurant to now leading an entire region.

His career with Marriott International started in 2014 where he has held on-propriety, Continent, and F&B leadership roles with increasing scope and responsibilities. Since joining Marriott Caribbean and Latin America region in 2018, he has led the design and development of restaurant concepts and functionality of overall hotel F&B spaces. His contribution is instrumental in elevating the discipline and creating a unique experience across all the Restaurants and Bars in Marriott Hotel Brands including Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, W Hotels, and Luxury Collection, among others.

Before that, Luis held the role of Director of Bar Concepts at W Hotel in Washington DC, where he was responsible for the F&B operations for this unique Marriott luxury property, including a full spectrum of F&B outlets; from an award-winning rooftop bar & lounge to signature restaurants and event venues.

Throughout his career, he has worked in senior-level roles such as AGM at the world’s famous Buddha Bar DC, Corporate Director at AmRest training in Europe on developing new concepts for the US market, and GM at Art and Soul DC working alongside celebrity chef Art Smith.

Luis is now based in Madrid,  as the CEO of Talentchef, a leading F&B Consultant Agency dedicated to revolutionizing the food and beverage industry through innovative strategies, impeccable execution, and unparalleled expertise.

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