Antoni Yelamos

Senior Director of Eat + Drink

Specializing in conceptualizing and developing exceptional dining and hospitality experiences, Antoni boasts over 25 years of experience in the Restaurant and Hospitality Food & Beverage industry. As the Managing Director of Hospitality, Antoni provides solutions for everything from overall concept development and repositioning to contriving the ultimate bar menu to establishing talent-packed teams, both in the front and back of the house. Antoni’s previous venture, FOODCULTURE, a firm he founded in 2010, had been working hand in hand with Streetsense on several projects when the relationship evolved and in October 2013, FOODCULTURE officially joined with Streetsense.

Getting his start in the early 90’s, Antoni was part of the team that developed the first international franchised tapas restaurant concept in Spain. From there, he relocated to Washington, DC to join then rising-star chef Jose Andres’ Think Food Group and opened Café Atlántico to instant success.  During his time there, Antoni worked closely with the James Beard Award-winning chef, becoming a business partner and instrumental to the thriving development of this dynamic restaurant group that has popularized the tapas/small plates concept throughout the US. His work includes the conceptualization and development of such iconic restaurants as Jaleo, Zaytinya, Oyamel, and later the conceptualization of all the Food & Beverage services of SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, which includes Bazaar by Jose Andres.

After his successes with Think Food Group and prior to founding FOODCULTURE, Antoni made a move to Miami to run W South Beach hotel where he developed and operated all of the Food & Beverage services for the hotel with KNR Restaurant Group.

Antoni was born in Barcelona, Spain and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management as well as a degree in Sales and Marketing. He currently resides in Miami, Florida with his family.

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