• Frank Estremera
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Meet Our Chef

Executive Chef Frank Estremera is advancing the creative culinary experience at The National Conference Center and our special event center, West Belmont Place. A passionate experimentalist, Frank has introduced seasonal, farm-fresh food and expanded The National’s ethnic and cultural experiences, all the while focusing on providing nutritious, well-balanced options.

Born in Lima, Peru, Frank began working in his family’s Peruvian restaurant at the age of 11. Since then, his love for cooking has flourished. At the age of 18, Frank and his family immigrated to the United States. In 2001, Frank began working at Benchmark Hospitality at Lansdowne Resort. During his tenure, he moved up the ranks from Prep Cook to Lead Cook to Sous Chef for the Resort’s fine dining restaurant, On the Potomac. Frank joined Lockheed Martin’s Center for Leadership Excellence (CLE) preopening team in November 2008 as Sous Chef and was quickly promoted to Chef de Cuisine in February 2009. In April 2012, he was promoted to Executive Sous Chef and a year later promoted to Executive Chef. His last position with CLE was the Director of Food and Beverage.

Frank resides in Leesburg, Va. with his wife, Nataly, daughters, Sofia, and Fabiana.