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From Washington D.C. to Florida, Ryan Ratino creates memorable dining destinations

The 33-year-old chef and restaurateur has earned Michelin stars and industry cred by constantly striving for excellence and evolution.

Ryan Ratino has helmed the kitchens at D.C. restaurants JONT and Bresca for several years, earning Michelin stars for both. Now he’s taking on Florida, opening MAASS in the Four Seasons Hotel in Fort Lauderdale and putting the finishing touches on OMO in Orlando.

Ryan Ratino

Ryan Ratino

Each of the restaurants has a distinct personality and offers a distinct dining experience, from the bistro-style Bresca to the Japanese-inspired tasting menu at JONT and the contemporary seasonal spirit of MAASS. At OMO, Ratino is curating a “choose your own adventure” dinner experience. He is also laser-focused on service, even creating the position of director of hospitality at MAASS to pamper guests with something extra.

Listen as the 33-year-old chef and restaurateur describes how his passionate pursuit of excellence pushes him and his team to constantly evolve and how as he matures, his restaurants mature with him.

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