As the head chef of the Resort’s signature AAA Four Diamond restaurant, Chef Derek Biazo furthers deseo’s commitment to offering fresh, flavorful Nuevo Latino cuisine prepared with the best quality ingredients and elegant simplicity for which deseo is so well known.
A native of Kingman, Arizona, Chef Biazo fell in love with the world of fine dining at the age of 14 when his grandmother took him on a trip to Canada where he was introduced to new culinary experiences and French cuisine. In Northern California, he focused on French-influenced California cuisine as sous chef at Viognier, opened the Menlo Grill Bistro at the Stanford Park Hotel, and served as executive chef at the Bay Area’s famous Alexander’s Steakhouse, a classic American steakhouse with Japanese influences. Under Chef Biazo’s direction, Alexander’s Steakhouse was named one of the Top 10 Steakhouses in the U.S. by Gayot, earned an Award of Excellence from Distinguished Restaurants of North America, was named a Michelin recommended restaurant and also earned Awards of Excellence from TripAdvisor, Open Table and the Metro Guide.
In addition, Chef Biazo has held roles in the kitchens of several local Arizona restaurants, including Elements, Top of the Rocks and Alchemy.