Fernando Marulanda (Chef Nando) brings a long and storied culinary career to the famed La Goulue in Palm Beach as the new executive chef of the popular French bistro.
Most recently Chef Nando spent five years as executive chef of the flagship Charlie Palmer Steak in New York City. He’s worked with multi concepts while there and for Danny Meyer and other notable restaurants in New York including Tavern on the Green and Café des Artistes.
“Chef Nando has worked with renowned Michelin star chefs Charlie Palmer and Thomas Keller,” said La Goulue’s Ed Carter. “Chef Nando is a very talented chef who brings incredible energy and passion for French cuisine to our restaurant. We are thrilled to have him.”
Chef Nando launched his culinary career at the highly acclaimed Per Se restaurant and Bouchon Bakery in New York City, under the direction of renowned chef Thomas Keller. He was part of the team at Per Se that received three Michelin stars and a four-star rating from the New York Times. He also travelled with Keller to various events and appeared on the Martha Stewart Show and Today Show. Chef Nando’s love and affinity for French food can be traced back to when he was partner and executive chef at Alouette French Bistro in New York City.
“So many of our guests spend time in New York City and Palm Beach, and Chef Nando has that culinary connection to both,” said La Goulue founder Jean Denoyer. “His focus continues to be on culinary excellence which is what our guests have come to know and expect from La Goulue.”
Chef Nando is happy with his new home at La Goulue. “I am honored to have the opportunity to share my love of French cuisine with the guests of La Goulue,” he said.
La Goulue is located at 288 S. County Road in Palm Beach. The restaurant is open for lunch Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For dinner daily from 5 to 10 p.m. and for brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. From 2:30 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, guests will enjoy an Apéro menu. La Goulue pays homage to its French heritage with L’Apéro, the time in France to unwind and enjoy cocktails and snacks in the few hours before dinner.