Emanuel Miranda’s culinary career began early on, inspired by his Cuban American parents and their love for tradition and farm to table cuisine. After graduating in 2008 from the University of Havana, Miranda sought opportunities to further develop his culinary Career.
Miranda’s culinary repertoire flourished during his first seven years under Chef Julio Rodriguez at Los Nardos Restaurant in Havana, Cuba. After four years working together, he became Chef Rodriguez’s Sous Chef and then decided to take on some new challenges. In 2015, Miranda moved to the United States and shortly after started to work under Chef Corey Hepburn at Minerals Resort and Spa as Junior Sous Chef, where he developed and refined his culinary techniques. He proceeded to further his career at Smoke Rise Village Inn under Chef Chris Tate for a short period of time. It was there that he finally achieved the position of Executive Chef. For three years Chef Miranda received many accolades for his culinary creativity and participated in several culinary events such as: Taste of Spring, NJ Wine and Food Festival and several NJ wedding expos. After spending three years with Smoke Rise, Miranda has now taken the role of Executive Chef at Taphouse 15 in Wharton, NJ.
Now preparing for a busy year of, Miranda will be again participating at the NJWFF at Crystal Springs, Taste of Home alongside Chef Tim Schafer and several beer dinners with award winning NJ Breweries. Chef Emanuel has been giving back to the community by hosting and participating in events to raise money for awareness of cancer, heart disease and mental illnesses. Today, Chef Emanuel Miranda is working on several projects including his first cookbook.