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Liliana Diaz Duran

Chef Production Manager
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    Liliana Diaz Duran is a chef production manager with University of Richmond Dining Services. After graduating from the Universidad del Valle de México with a degree in Gastronomic Business Administration, she interned in Spain before moving to the United States. Diaz Duran quickly moved up the culinary ranks in the hospitality industry, where she was a cook for two Five-Star luxury resorts; the Hotel Bluebay Grand Esmeralda in the Playa del Carmen, Mexico and the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, Pennsylvania. Diaz Duran then became a Chef de Partie at Florida’s Wycliffe Golf & Country Club and Georgia’s Sea Island Company. From there, Diaz Duran became the Sous Chef and the Chef de Cuisine for a modern sports lounge in Boca Raton, Florida before moving to Virginia. One thing that drew Diaz Duran to UR is the strong sense of community and camaraderie within the Heilman Dining Center. "I love working with this team each day and enjoy using my creativity to connect with students," she said.
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