Chef Aaron Chavarria is well known in the Sarasota culinary community. He brings 15 years of international culinary experience to Siesta Key Oyster Bar. Originally from Nicaragua, Chef Aaron studied agricultural engineering in Germany before finding his calling in the culinary world. He received his professional training in Europe. He has a passion for fusing colorful spices and flavors from Florida and the Caribbean together for an explosion of mouth-watering cuisine. Chef Chavarria said, “I love being a chef in Sarasota because of the diversity of cuisines. It is starting to become the “Mecca” of international foods.”
Chef Aaron specializes in resort style, sustainable, farm-to-table dishes. He incorporates local seafood and produce into his dishes, giving locals and visitors alike a true and authentic taste of Siesta Key flavors. He plans to incorporate a few creative new dishes into the menu that will complement the popular classic dishes that make Siesta Key Oyster Bar a favorite dining destination in Sarasota. Chef Aaron said, “I am looking forward to introducing my Caribbean Mariscada, or Bouillabaisse. Our customers will love the fresh local seafood, Florida vegetables and Caribbean spices.”
Beth Owens-Cipielewski, co-owner of the locally family-owned restaurant said, “We’re so excited that Chef Aaron has joined our team. His talent for creating dynamic dishes with an island flare is just what we want to elevate our guests dining experience. His creations will take our menu to the next level in local flavor.” Owens-Cipielewski co-owns the “Number One Hot Spot on Siesta” with her husband Keith, and her sister Jill Pedigo, and her husband Geno.
Siesta Key Oyster Bar is located at 5238 Ocean Blvd., on Siesta Key in Sarasota, Florida. Open daily from 11 am to midnight, Friday and Saturday open until 2 am, and Sunday Brunch from 9 am to noon. Enjoy fresh oysters, live music daily, cold beer, island drinks, and Island-style fun. S.K.O.B. is a proud member of the Sarasota-Manatee Originals. For more information, please visit our website at skob.com, or call 941-346-5443.