Located at our 3rd floor center pool, The Sandbox is perfectly located at the top of the palm trees, with an unobstructed view of the clear blue Atlantic Ocean to gaze at while enjoying your poolside lunch. 

Find your refuge by the Center Pool and refuel with our selection of American Coastal dishes. Inspired by Floridian flare, we incorporate local produce and the finest ingredients to create a selection of light fare that satisfies any poolside craving.


Sunday - Thursday | 11am - 5pm
Friday & Saturday | 11am - 6pm

Executive Chef David Henriquez

Born and raised in Honduras, Executive Chef David Henriquez began his culinary journey at the age of 18. 21 years later, he brings with him a wealth of knowledge and worldly experience to 1 Hotel South Beach as the executive chef.

Chef David first took interest in food at a very young age while watching his grandfather cook at the family owned delicatessen in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. His grandfather became his inspiration and shaped him as a chef which led him to his culinary success.  After studying hospitality in college in Honduras, he moved to Miami, FL and enrolled in Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. After many years of experience from working in the kitchens of some of the finest resorts in Florida, Chef David moved on to become the opening chef de cuisine for 1 Hotel South Beach. In 2018, he was awarded the opportunity to lead the food and beverage team at the newly opened 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge in New York City as executive chef.  There he spent one year training the team and creating all menus. He was then granted the opportunity to return back to 1 Hotel South Beach as executive chef where he currently oversees daily culinary operations for all food & beverage outlets. In his free time, Chef David enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter at home, as well as visiting local farms, museums and attending concerts.  He assists with giving back to South Florida’s local food rescue program.

Chef David Henriquez