Chef Adérito de Almeida
Now at 35 years old, Chef Adérito de Almeida was born and raised in Tavira and took his training at the Escola de Hotelaria e Turismo do Algarve.
He began at the Hotel Management and Restaurant/Bar sector, but his passion for cuisine took him to a graduation in Cooking and Pastry. His previous experience in a working context allowed him for a wider view of the new area where he wanted to pursuit his professional endeavours.
Across his career he went through Vila Vita Parc, Lausanne Palace (Switzerland), Wentworth Golf Club (England) and Monte Rei Country Club. At Vilamonte Farm House, a hotel from the DHM chain, he’s the Executive Chef of two restaurants: À Terra and Laranjal. At his restaurant À Terra, he aims at using local and fresh produce, many times acquired directly at the Olhão market, for a rustic, traditional and proudly Mediterranean cuisine. At the Laranjal Restaurant, the bet lies on international cuisine. Shared by his two restaurants and all his work is the search for innovation in taste, serving and new produce that bring a new touch to traditional dishes.