Executive Sous Chef Vijayudu Veena leads The Setai’s culinary and catering teams with over eight years of experience in the culinary arts. He has been with The Setai for more than 3 years. Chef Veena’s passion for using only the finest and freshest seasonal ingredients and delivering the most exquisite cuisine help to create an unforgettable dining experience. He oversees the everyday culinary operation for Jaya at The Setai, The Pool & Beach Bar and the 24-hour In-Room Dining service.
Chef Veena holds a degree in Catering Technology and Culinary Science from Osmania University as well as advanced certification in Culinary Arts from the Institut Hotelier Cesar Ritz. Classically trained in French cuisine, Chef Veena excels in engineering compelling and original recipes and one of a kind menu concepts. He expertly manages market lists and culinary partner relationships to source only the finest ingredients in all of Miami and beyond.
Chef Veena is fluent in more than three languages including Hindi and French.