Inspired by the vibrant hues and decadent flavors of South Florida’s breezy coastal landscape, DUNE by Laurent Tourondel brings Fort Lauderdale an elevated dining experience unlike any other. Helmed by globally-renowned Chef Tourondel—whose unrelenting passion brought forth an award-winning portfolio of restaurants throughout the world—DUNE ushers in a new era of contemporary American cuisine characterized by an emphasis on creativity and innovation. DUNE by Laurent Tourondel in collaboration with NYC’s WeChef Hospitality, is set within the Auberge Residence, where refinement, elegance and oceanfront dining is the order of the day.
A New Yorker, born and raised, ChefJohn Kreidich found his love for cooking through his Italian grandparents. Johnwas constantly in the kitchen with his grandmother or the garden with his grandfather.
Kreidich attended the New YorkInstitute of Technology to study Hotel Management and upon graduation in 2006he moved back to New York City where he spent his time working in various smallrestaurants. Ultimately deciding to further pursue his passion for therestaurant industry, Kreidich moved to Florence, Italy, where he receivedadditional schooling for the culinary arts at Instituto Lorenzo de Medici.
In 2013, Kreidich relocated to Miami where he began workingunder Chef Andrew Carmellini at the W Hotel’s The Dutch. After 3 years at TheDutch Miami, Kreidich returned to New York to work under Carmellini at hisvarious New York restaurants, including The Dutch New York and Little Park atThe Smyth Hotel. He assisted with the opening of his three restaurants at TheWilliam Vale in Brooklyn, NY. Serving as the Sous Chef, Kreidich oversaw thehotel’s Southern Italian restaurant, Leuca.
In 2017, Kreidich returned to Miami where he opened ChefLaurent Tourondel’s The Alley at The Betsy Hotel as Chef de Cuisine. Soon after, he opened up another locationnamed “Sag Pizza” in Sag Harbor,NY.
In 2019, John took the position of Chef de Cuisine atMacchialina in South Beach, Miami, furthering his skills in regional Italiancooking. Shortly after the pandemic, in2021 Kreidich decided to move out of Miami and join Chef Laurent Tourondel againat his current post as executive chef at Dune by Laurent Tourondel.