There’s A New Chef In Town!


Ovide New ChefJuan Bochenski is the new executive chef at Hotel Effie. Bochenski helms the kitchen at the hotel’s signature restaurant, Ovide, and oversees all aspects of food and beverage operations across the hotel’s four restaurant outlets and in-room dining. An elegant, culinary adventure, Ovide brings together classic Gulf Coast flavors and southern culinary traditions fueled by a passion for sustainability and seasonality that gives each bite incredible flavor. To do that, Bochenski works closely with local farmers and vendors to serve farm-fresh and sustainable ingredients whenever possible.

Ovide Food New ChefBorn in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Bochenski has worked at luxury resorts across the globe, including Arcis Golf in Dallas; Baker’s Bay Golf & Ocean Club on Great Guana Cay, Abaco, Bahamas; Resorts & Residences by Cuisinart on Anguilla; Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet resorts on St. Lucia; and Rosewood Hotels & Resorts’ Inn of the Anasazi in Santa Fe, New Mexico; among others.

Ovide’s new dinner menu is available Friday through Saturday, from 5 – 10 p.m., and Sunday through Thursday, from 5- 9 p.m. including choices from the raw oyster bar and delicious desserts.