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Trump® National Doral Miami Welcomes New Executive Chef


Trump® National Doral Miami Welcomes New Executive Chef

MIAMI, Fla. (July 8, 2019) South Florida’s iconic Trump® National Doral Miami is pleased to announce the appointment of James Rogers as the new executive chef of the resort. Chef Rogers will oversee the culinary team at Champions Bar & Grill, the resort’s sophisticated, casual concept dining venue, as well as the property’s culinary departments and food and beverage operations.


“We are proud to welcome James to the Trump National Doral family,” said Vice President and Managing Director David Feder. “His unique culinary talent and refined taste will take the dining experience to the next level at our legendary resort. We cannot wait for guests and local residents to taste his amazing creations.”


A seasoned culinary industry veteran, Chef Rogers brings more than 25 years of culinary leadership expertise having worked in numerous kitchens in the U.S. and abroad. Prior to joining the Trump National Doral Miami family, he worked as executive sous chef at JW Marriott Marquis. He has held various positions throughout his career, including executive chef, executive sous chef and sous chef in several South Florida luxury hotels such as Eden Roc Resort and Acqualina Resort and Spa. Internationally, he has worked at the Four Seasons Resort in Costa Rica, Cape Cana Beach Club and Villas, La Romana Country Club and Casa de Campo, all in the Dominican Republic.


Chef Rogers has already given a unique culinary spin to the menu at Champions Bar & Grill with the addition of new health-conscious dishes and gluten-free options. These include but are not limited to the Vegan Beyond Burger, a plant-based patty served on a whole wheat bun with avocado, sprouts, tofu yellow tomato, lettuce, cilantro aioli and petite salad; Seared Tuna Tostones with Avocado Mousse and Kabayaki Glaze Red Dragon Sauce; South Beach Fish Tacos, featuring grilled mahi and corn tortilla, topped with cabbage vigoron, avocado, pickled onion and  chipotle aioli and served with sweet potato fries; and Miso-Glased Grouper with roasted Bok Choy, Japanese mushrooms, Kabayaki sauce and steamed Jasmine rice. Chef Rogers has also added Italian dishes featuring pizzas and pastas, including mushroom ravioli, for a more eclectic menu.


Champions Bar & Grill is open to the public, club members and resort guests from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Valet parking is $5 when dining at the restaurant.


For more information on the resort’s restaurants or for reservations, call toll-free (800) 71-DORAL (36725) or visit

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About Trump® National Doral Miami

Trump Hotels™ acquired Miami’s iconic Doral Golf Resort & Spa with the goal of creating the greatest golf resort in the United States. Today, the 800-acre Trump® National Doral Miami showcases the Trump family’s commitment to this $250 million transformation ushering in a new era of sprawling luxury with a triumphant return to grandeur.  The resort boasts 643 all-new deluxe guestrooms and suites located across eight villas; a completely redesigned clubhouse; eclectic cuisine and fine handcrafted cocktails throughout four food and beverage outlets including the award winning BLT Prime; a re-imagined spa treatment menu within The Trump Spa’s redesigned 48,000 sq. ft. tranquil oasis; all-new Trump Spa Suites; all-new re-imagined recreational amenities; complete transformations by world-renowned golf architect Gil Hanse, to 72 holes of championship golf across four golf courses, including the legendary Blue Monster; the all-new Rick Smith Golf Performance Center; a new True Spec Golf Club Fitting Lab; a new private members’ clubhouse, and more than 7,000 sq. ft. of the most coveted, latest, and many times exclusive golf and fashion apparel. The resort's award-winning Blue Monster has been host to the PGA TOUR for 55 consecutive years.  Additionally, the resort boasts more than 100,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, one-of-a-kind outdoor venues and elegantly designed ballrooms. For reservations, call toll-free (800) 71-DORAL (36725) or visit  Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram .



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