Chef Bogdan Sonta is the Executive Sous Chef at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. Chef Sonta oversees several of the resort’s casual dining venues, including Picabu, Splash Grill, the Fountain, Cabana Bar and Beach Club and room service for the Walt Disney World Dolphin.
A native of Szczecin, Poland, Sonta has undergone extensive training in the culinary field and he has also been trained to work as a professional butcher.
Chef Sonta has more than 20 years of experience in the culinary industry. Before joining the resort in 2001, Sonta developed a diverse and extensive background by holding positions in various five-star hotels and restaurants throughout Poland, Germany, Israel, the Mediterranean and the U.S. He also had the opportunity to serve as a chef on a luxury cruise liner in the Mediterranean.
Sonta attended the Im.Mikolay Rej.Memorial Charring School Complex in Szczecin, Poland to obtain his chef and butcher training. Along with cultivating his culinary skills, Sonta has also devoted time to develop fluency in four languages, including his native Polish, German, Russian and English.
Sonta has held several notable culinary positions at the restaurants in the Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin, including Gulliver’s, a casual-themed restaurant, and Todd English’s bluezoo, the resort’s signature eatery serving coastal cuisine and was the executive chef of Fresh Mediterranean Market, the resort’s market-style dining venue emphasizing cuisine from Spain, Italy, France, Greece and Morocco.
Chef Bogdan Sonta’s passion for the culinary arts coupled with his unique and cultured culinary background has helped him to become the accomplished culinary professional he is today.