With over 22 years of experience in the hospitality industry, this husband and wife duo brings a more personal dining experience to San Juan, Puerto Rico. While working in San Francisco’s popular restaurant Range in the Mission district, Amelia Dill and Francis Guzmán made a strong connection through their love of dining out. In 2011 the couple headed East to work at the celebrated Blue Hill restaurant, whose farm-to-table food and outstanding service made it one of the best restaurants in New York City. While Amelia stayed on at Blue Hill as an ambassador for the front of the house, Francis headed uptown to become a sous chef at the 2-Michelin star restaurant, The Modern
In 2017 they moved to San Juan, Chef Guzmán’s hometown, to start building their first restaurant: Vianda. The Spanish language adopted the word “vianda” from the latin word “vivanda,” which means a place of living. Vianda serves a small, constantly evolving, farm-to-table menu anchored by local ingredients and products. This enables us to create, fresh, delicious food focusing on the best that Puerto Rico has to offer: its agriculture and its warm hospitality.