Chef Spotlight

Raul A. Del Pozo

Lightkeepers at The Ritz Carlton, Key Biscayne


Executive Chef of Lightkeepers at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami, Raul A. Del Pozo was born and raised in Miami, FL. He discovered his passion for cooking while exploring the beautiful fishing waters off the Florida coast, and then began working in Miami’s fine dining scene at Cindy Hutson’s restaurant Ortanique before enrolling at Johnson & Wales University. Over the past 10 years, traveling up and down the Eastern United States, Del Pozo has worked at Le Bouley and The Restaurant Daniel in NYC, Aria in Charlotte, North Carolina and stages with Alinea in Chicago, where he has learned from, and worked with, some of the industry’s leading visionaries.

Del Pozo’s cuisine is progressive and modern, ever evolving and pushing the envelope daily. His previous restaurants have been awarded numerous accolades including AAA 4 Diamond Award and The Golden Spoon Award; in addition to serving as Brand Ambassador for the country of New Zealand at Star Chefs. Del Pozo has unquestionable insight on the whimsical and magical, and can’t wait for the opportunity to showcase his visions at Lightkeepers.

About The Restaurant: Lightkeepers at The Ritz Carlton, Key Biscayne

Offering modern-coastal fare with a distinctly local undercurrent, Lightkeepers is an oceanfront restaurant andbar that brings Key Biscayne island history to life. The Light Keeper pays homage to the stalwart “Guardian of the Light,” who watched over ships along the Florida Coast. A lively locale with a unique design inspired by the Cape Florida Lighthouse, we invite you to share in the story of ‘The Light Keeper’ while enjoying the bounty of the Florida coast.