About Nicolay Adinaguev
Nicolay Adinaguev is the Executive Chef at Diplomat Prime, a luxury boutique steakhouse inside The Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida. A native of Lima, Peru, Adinaguev moved to America in 1990, beginning to work in restaurants at the young age of 14. After receiving his degree in Biology at Florida State University, Adinaguev then decided to pursue his passion for restaurants and enrolled in Keiser Capital Culinary School in Tallahassee, graduating with an Associate of Science in Culinary Arts in 2002. Adinaguev began his professional career at the James Beard Foundation Award winning Chef Allen’s in Aventura, where he served as a line cook and grew into the role of Executive Sous Chef. He then moved to Tampa, FL, and spent one year as Executive Chef at Cigar City Brewpub elevating the restaurant’s cuisine and curating pairings with small-batch beer in its many styles and varieties. Officially named Executive Chef at Diplomat Prime in July 2016, Adinaguev spent the summer working with his team and developing the menu for Diplomat Prime’s grand re-opening in September 2016.