Trump National Doral in Doral, Fla., appointed Didier Lailheugue as executive chef. Lailheugue offers more than 23 years of experience in kitchen management, development of recipes and menus, and has garnered high recognition from culinary experts.
Prior to joining the team at Trump National Doral, Lailheugue served as executive chef with InterContinental Hotels Group for 10 years. During his tenure as executive chef, Lailheugue supervised all cuisine operations, menu creation, budgeting, food safety procedures, staff training and forecasting. In addition to his position with IHG, Lailheugue held a significant role as the seasonal executive chef at the Relais & Chateaux Group for six years.
Lailheugue's creative expertise and culinary intellect is reflected in his early experience, having graduated from LEP Louis Darmante, in Capbreton, France. As a young chef, he trained under renowned chefs including Alain Ducasse, Patrick Henriroux and Michelin star-rated restaurants in France. He has been a recipient of multiple awards, including Best One Time Catering Event Award by the Georgia Hotel & Lodging Association, Executive Chef of the Year Award for the InterContinental Hotel Group, the Award of Excellence by the French & American Chamber of Commerce, and various others. Lailheugue is fluent in English, French, and Spanish.