Meet the Chef

Victor Morales

Victor Morales joined Jamaica Bay Inn as the Executive Chef of Beachside Restaurant in 2017. With nearly 20 years of experience, Morales is known for serving guests colorful dishes with bursts of flavor beyond their expectations. With extensive culinary training prior to his arrival at the waterfront dining spot in Marina del Rey, Morales finds his cooking inspiration rooted in tradition. 

His interest in food and unique ingredients began at a young age, listening to the stories of the past while watching his mother and grandmother cook in their home kitchen. His passion soon took him to California School of Culinary Arts in Pasadena, CA where he received formal training in culinary arts. Morales made stops at the Four Seasons Regent Beverly Wilshire, Normans West Hollywood, Hotel Casa del Mar, Akasha Restaurant, Ritz Carlton LA Live, and Malibu Beach Inn as Chef de Cuisine. Now at Beachside Restaurant, Morales combines adventurous experiences from his upbringing with an abundance of rich flavors tangled in tradition to create unforgettable dishes.

Accolades

"He has mixed on the plates the diverse influences to which we have now been accustomed: Asian, South American, Italian, California, French. He added a pinch of Mediterranean flair, which makes THE difference creating his very own style,"

-Sophie Gayot, founder of Gayot.com

Accolades

"The restaurant has a casual vibe and Chef Victor Morales has perfectly captured it in his dishes. His cuisine is in harmony with the relaxed atmosphere."

-Sophie Gayot, founder of Gayot.com

Accolades

"Chef Morales’ menu is casual and approachable, but his penchant for quality, flavor and presentation is readily evident,"

-Food & Beverage Magazine

Accolades

"Chef Victor Morales prepares fresh California cuisine with an innovative Carribean twist."

-Jill Weinlein, Beverly Press and Park LaBrea News