Jose Garces

Renowned Latin-American chef Jose Garces translates his rich cultural traditions and culinary vision into personal dining experiences through Garces, the eponymous Philadelphia-based hospitality group.  Garces operates more than 15 restaurants across the country, including Amada, Distrito, Tinto, Village Whiskey, Garces Trading Company, JG Domestic, El Jefe, Volvér, Rural Society, The Olde Bar, Buena Onda and Mercat a la Planxa (in partnership with Sage Hospitality). Garces also operates Garces Events, a full-service catering and event division; the Garces Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to Philadelphia’s underserved immigrant community; and Luna Farm, Chef Garces’ 40-acre farm in Bucks County, PA. For more information about Garces Restaurants, Garces Events, the Garces Foundation, Luna Farm or founder Jose Garces, please visit and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn.

Beatriz Garces

Dr. Beatriz Garces was born in Havana, Cuba. She Moved to Miami, Florida in 1994 to acquire her Bachelors in Biology at Florida International University. She then attended Temple University School of Dentistry for her Dental Medicine Degree in 2002. In 2003, Dr. Garces earned her Certificate for General Practice Residency at Christiana Care in Wilmington, Delaware. In addition to owning her own practice, The Garces Dental Group, she is a board member for Puentes De Salud and a part-time faculty clinician for the Dental Health Center at Delaware Technical Community College (Wilmington, Delaware), Christiana Care Hospital (Newark, Delaware) and at Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania). In 2012, Dr. Beatriz Garces founded the Garces Foundation in order to improve access to the resources available to the Philadelphia immigrant community.

Board of Directors

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David Maser

Board chair

Of Counsel, Cohen Milstein

Geri Lincoln

Board Secretary

Management Consultant

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Adam Bonin


The Law Office of Adam Bonin


Melissa Scully

Chief Cultural Officer, Garces



Robin Morris

Executive Director


Michael Barnes

DirectoR, Finance and Administration

Jillian Gierke

EREL Program Manager