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Chef Carlos Estarita DÔA Executive Senior Sous Chef

Prior to joining the DÔA team, Carlos held the position of Senior Sous Chef at the Miami outpost of COYA. Chef Carlos played a vital role in the opening of COYA Miami where he was continuously promoted for his efforts; and ultimately was responsible for day-to-day operations and running of the entire culinary operation.

"I have already had the privilege of working for some incredible chefs including Chef Michelle Bernstein at Michy's, Chef Michael Schwartz at Michael's Genuine, Chef Michael Pirolo at Scarpetta, Chef Sanjay Dwivedi at COYA and of course Chef Rainer Becker at Zuma."

Chef Carlos has previously worked for Mr. Arjun Waney’s group of restaurants including COYA London and ZUMA Miami.

"My earliest memory involving food or wine is making arepas with my grandmother for sunday breakfasts at home. They are the best arepas in the world and her own secret recipe. I'm still waiting if I will have the honor of receiving it from her!"

He also previously worked extensively for famed Miami Chef, Michelle Bernstein at several of her restaurants including renowned Michy’s which was named as one of the Top 50 Best Restaurants in the United States.

"As a Chef, I never leave home without my notebook or knives of course. The notebook is particularly important because you never know when you might have an idea or inspiration. Some of the best ideas I have come up with came to me during a drive or a walk. Funny enough, I also have a Oroshigani, a Japanese shark skin wasabi grater that I carry around everywhere in my backpack. I like to think it brings me luck!"

Chef Carlos is a Miami native, fluent in Spanish and attended Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Miami.

"I am always reading and learning. I want to expand my knowledge of Nikkei, Chifa and traditional Japanese cuisine. I am so passionate about always improving what I do and to be the best you must learn from the best."

DÔA (pronounced dow-ah) means ‘The Door’ in Japanese ドア. Enter for incredible LatAsian cuisine, signature cocktails, fantastic service and an electric ambiance.

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