Casa Bella Vista Las Delicias is owned and operated by David and Justine Smythe, professional chefs who bring you an authentic culinary adventure in Costa Rica.
Chef David Smythe apprenticed in New York, worked as a restaurant chef in northern California for 10 years, executive hotel chef in the Adirondacks, executive chef professor at the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, New York for 30 years. He is certified with the American Culinary Federation as executive chef, culinary educator, and hospitality Educator. He is experienced in all levels of culinary instruction.
Justine Smythe earned a high-honors baccalaureate (BA) from the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Cornell University’s Hotel School in Paris, France. She has worked in Manhattan, New York at Tavern on the Green, Essex House (Nikko), World Yacht, and with Cini-Little Consulting at the Royal Opera House and Swiss Bank in London, England. Chef Justine Smythe owned and operated the Oasis, a Mediterranean cuisine restaurant critically acclaimed by the New York Times.
Monica-Jean's specialty is edible art.