Chef Luis J. Negrón was born and raised on the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico in the city of Ponce, the birthplace of the world famous Don Q Rum. Inspired by his family and TV Chef Martin Yan of the show Yan Can Cook, Chef Luis decided to move to Florida to pursue a career in Culinary Arts.
After graduating from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, he worked in several restaurants in South Florida, as well as a restaurant owned by Celebrity Chef Douglas Rodriguez in New York City. His experiences in NYC contributed greatly to the knowledge and techniques Chef Luis implements in his kitchen today. In 2005, he moved to Orlando to work for Loews Hotels, where he focused on their numerous restaurants within the Universal Orlando properties. Today, he is the Executive Chef of the destination restaurant Mingos, located at 100 S. Eola Drive, Suite #105 in beautiful downtown Orlando.
Mingos is a fast growing chain of restaurants, specializing in classical dishes prepared using locally-grown fresh ingredients with Chef’s unique touch in every creation. From steaks and sea food, to salads and desserts, menu items are designed to please every palate. Stop by for their Sunday Brunch, voted Best Brunch in Orlando by OpenTable Diner’s Choice Awards.
If you find yourself in the Thornton Park area, come meet Chef Luis and his staff at Mingos. With amazing food, attentive staff and friendly atmosphere, I guarantee your first visit there won’t be your last.