Leading 95 Cordova Restaurant, Chef Harlan Walden directs a team with culinary expertise to create diverse dishes and a memorable dining experience.
Chef Walden began his career at The Columbia Restaurant in St. Augustine. He continued the pursuit to one day be able to design his own savory and enticing creations as a line cook at the 95 Cordova Restaurant. He later enrolled in the Navy where he received additional specialized culinary training while traveling internationally.
Returning to the oldest city, Chef Walden further developed his passion and dedication to the culinary arts by becoming the Executive Sous Chef at 95 Cordova Restaurant. Then in 2008, Chef Walden went to Afghanistan to further explore and experience the different types of international culinary cuisine. He has returned to 95 Cordova at Casa Monica Hotel where he has brought a newfound international flare to an assortment of rare and exquisite dishes. Having studied under past Executive Chef DeJuan Roy and Director of Culinary Operations Rene Nyfeler, Chef Harlan has developed an exceptional presentation of the restaurant’s multi-course menu.