Chef Pedro Baroso
Executive Sous Chef
Chef Pedro Baroso joins Westend Bistro as Executive Sous Chef at a time when Washington, D.C. is continuously, and rapidly, gaining culinary stature. Chef Pedro, who recently relocated to the District, brings his deep-rooted heritage and international experiences to the culinary team and restaurant.
A native of Portugal, Chef Pedro was born and raised in a food rich environment. He discovered his passion for culinary when he was attending school, and began his career in 2005 at another Ritz-Carlton property in Sintra, Portugal as Banquet Chef and Sous Chef Tournant. Carrying more than 15 years of experience at luxury hotels in different corners of the world, Chef Pedro has worked in eclectic cities including Istanbul, Turkey; Abama, Spain; Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Miami, Florida.
Upon arriving to Washington, D.C., Chef Pedro was immediately intrigued by the variety of cuisines and culture – one that, as he says, inspires him to learn more about.
“My travels and experiences at different restaurants throughout the world have contributed to my ability to bring unique flare and tastes to the menus,” said Chef Pedro. “There is a certain type of energy that fills the streets and buildings in D.C., and it inspires me to tie it into current and future food creations.”
Chef Pedro has always enjoyed creating fine dining dishes, but has a passion for simpler food with personality and soul. Overseeing two restaurants at The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C., he continues to seek ways to bring local tastes to the menus, all while appealing to the D.C. palate. When Chef Pedro is not in the kitchen or with his team, he enjoys traveling, reading and spending time outdoors.