Wayne Cameron Eldred

Wayne Cameron Eldred

Director of Culinary Operations
Wayne Eldred

Wayne Cameron Eldred’s journey from a globe-trotting youth to a celebrated entrepreneur in Miami showcases his mastery of blending diverse cultural experiences into his culinary and business endeavors. Educated in England and later graduating from Florida International University with a degree in business management, Wayne has spent nearly three decades shaping the hospitality industry in Miami. His tenure at Tarpon Bend Raw Bar & Grill stands out among his achievements, where he infused his global palate into the local cuisine, earning him accolades and a loyal following. Beyond his restaurant’s success, Wayne’s deep appreciation for various cultures has been the cornerstone of his innovative approach to food and service, embodying his motto, “Great times you can taste.”

In addition to his culinary exploits, Wayne is a pillar of the Coral Gables community, dedicating himself to philanthropy and local development. His leadership roles span from the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce to significant healthcare foundations, reflecting his commitment to community betterment. Recognized for his contributions with awards like South Florida’s Food 50, Wayne’s influence extends through his entrepreneurial ventures, including Eldred Hospitality Management & Consulting Group and the mentorship-driven “Outliers” Institute. His passion for fostering growth, whether through launching events like Burgerliscious and Coral Gables Restaurant Week or mentoring the next generation of leaders, underscores his dedication to not just feeding bodies, but also nourishing minds and communities.