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Philadelphia, PA United States
Ralph Fernandez developed a strong passion for cooking in the 1980s, and quickly moved up the ranks of notable restaurants throughout the country, including the Pierre Hotel in New York City and the Hyatt Regency in Houston. He attended Peter Kump's Cooking School in New York, and was trained in classical French cooking. As the years passed, Fernandez focused much of his cooking in the area of Southwestern cuisine, training under world-renowned chef Robert McGrath. Fernandez's culinary talents and strong sense of creativity was put to good use as Executive Chef at several notable restaurants on Long Island, including 23 Broadway, North Street Grill, and the Garden City Hotel. While working at the California Café on Long Island, and then at its King of Prussia location, he took the restaurant to a new level of creative cuisine. Fernandez received a call from Martin Grims, and the rest is history. From the moment he stepped on the ship, Fernandez saw tremendous potential in the Moshulu the best Philadelphia restaurant, and knew this would be a challenge of a lifetime for him.