Meet the Chefs | Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City

Meet The Chefs

David Spero

David Spero, Executive Chef

David Spero is the Executive Chef of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, managing culinary operations at the popular entertainment destination for over two years. In his role, Chef Spero oversees operations of over 15 dining outlets including the iconic Hard Rock Cafe, the Italian restaurant Il Mulino, the Japanese restaurant Kuro, Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, Fresh Harvest Buffet, Fish & Co., Sandpiper, and more.
Thaddeus DuBois

Thaddeus DuBois, Executive Pastry Chef

Thaddeus DuBois joined Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City in February 2020 as the Executive Pastry Chef. In his role, he oversees and directs the baking and pastry department with 25 team members servicing the hotel’s many restaurants, two player clubs, high volume banquets, in-room-dining and special event functions.
Quincy Logan

Quincy Logan, Executive Chef at Council Oaks Steaks & Seafood

Born from a long lineage of successful culinary enthusiasts, Chef Logan began his career working at an upscale steakhouse in Philadelphia while earning a degree in culinary arts from Atlantic Cape Community College. Chef Logan quickly moved along the ranks to Sous Chef eventually being on the opening team of several new restaurants for the franchise.
Shingo Inoue

Shingo Inoue, Executive Sushi Chef at Kuro

Born in Osaka Japan, Chef Inoue holds more than 40 years of experience at some of the best Sushi restaurants around the world including Australia, Hawaii, California, and Florida. He has been with Hard Rock Atlantic City since its opening in 2018. Chef Inoue loves to travel and became a sushi chef in part because it would allow him to see the world.
Chef Leslie Daniel

Leslie Daniel, Executive Chef at Kuro

Hard Rock Atlantic City’s Kuro Executive Chef Leslie dreamed of becoming a chef his entire life, even asking for an Easy Bake Oven for Christmas as a child. Now with over a decade of culinary experience from around the country, Chef Leslie credits his parents for instilling a love of the culinary arts in him as a child. His mom and dad have supported him throughout all his journeys from Miami, Las Vegas, and now Atlantic City.
John Zaitoun

John Zaitoun, Executive Chef at Sandpiper

Executive Chef John Zaitoun is a recently returned New Jersey native. He discovered his love and respect for the culinary arts at a young age working at his parent’s diner in Northfield, New Jersey. Chef Zaitoun attended culinary school at Atlantic Cape Community College, and after completing the program in 2012, he joined Fuze Restaurant in Avalon, New Jersey.