premier latin restaurant in fort lauderdale
A Neighborhood Favorite in North Beach Village
Check the Fort Lauderdale bustle at the door: Botanic is a relaxed hideaway for good friends, breezy drinks and fresh local flavor. Evoking the feel of South Florida at midcentury, Botanic showcases bold New American cooking from Chef Tim Duque.
MEET THE EXECUTIVE CHEF: Tim Duque
Native to Miami, Tim graduated Johnson & Wales University Summa cum Laude with an Associate degree in Culinary Arts and also earned an Introductory Sommelier certification through United States Sommelier association. He started his career as a Private Chef and transitioned to hotels starting at Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa. There, he worked his way to Executive Banquet Chef where he remained for 12 years. Next, finding himself as Executive Sous Chef at Sheraton Dallas where he oversaw 350,00 square feet of banquet space and a culinary team of over 100 associates. He then began his first Executive Chef role at the Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village. He most recently served as Executive Chef of South Seas Island Resort, helping to rebuild the culinary team. In his free time Chef enjoys fishing, spending time with his family, photography and Phish tours.