Margaritaville Hotel San Diego appoints Mike Minor as Executive Chef

Margaritaville Hotel San Diego Gaslamp Quarter is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Minor as the new Executive Chef. With an exceptional culinary background and a lifelong passion for creating unique dishes, Minor brings a wealth of experience to Margaritaville Hotel San Diego Gaslamp Quarter. In his role as Executive Chef, Minor will manage and oversee all food and beverage operations at the hotel including LandShark Bar & Grill, 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar, the Margaritaville Coffee Shop, banquets and private dining experiences.

Mike Minor

The Westin Atlanta Gwinnett hires Robert Benett as Executive Chef

The Westin Atlanta Gwinnett, a four-star full-service hotel scheduled to open in March 2024, has named accomplished culinary veteran Robert Benett as its new executive chef. With experience cooking in luxury hotels across the country and learning under the direction of celebrity chefs.

Robert Benett

Tyler Simmons appointed as Executive Chef of Henderson Beach Resort

Henderson Beach Resort, a leading luxury resort known for its exceptional hospitality and exquisite dining experiences, proudly announces the appointment of Tyler Simmons as its new Executive Chef. With a remarkable culinary career spanning over two decades, Chef Simmons brings a wealth of expertise and innovation to the resort’s esteemed culinary team.

Tyler Simmons

Plant Riverside District welcomes Executive Chef Eric Fullem

Plant Riverside District – a leading destination for exceptional food, live entertainment and more in Savannah, Ga. – recently hired former Sea Island Company Executive Chef Eric Fullem as Executive Chef. At Plant Riverside District, Fullem oversees culinary operations at 14 acclaimed restaurants as well as banquet services for the award-winning JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District located on Savannah’s historic riverfront.

Eric Fullem

David Arciniega named Executive Chef at Thompson San Antonio – Riverwalk

Thompson San Antonio – Riverwalk, an award-winning contemporary hotel on the banks of the iconic San Antonio River Walk, today announced the appointment of David Arciniega as Executive Chef. A native of San Antonio, Chef Arciniega has been a member of the hotel’s culinary team since he joined as Executive Sous Chef in 2022, responsible for the concept design and execution of all private events. In his new role, Chef Arciniega will oversee the hotel’s culinary program, from weddings and events to its signature dining venues, The Moon’s Daughters and Cenote Pool Deck, which offer Mediterranean-inspired menus.

David Arciniega

Cabot appoints new Executive Chef and Director of F&B

The Cabot Collection, developer and operator of master-planned golf resort communities, announced today that Esther Ha and Steven Dougherty have joined the company as Executive Chef and Director of Food and Beverage, respectively. The pair will be based at Cabot’s first U.S. development, Cabot Citrus Farms in scenic Central West Florida, with global responsibilities for all destinations in the portfolio, including the award-winning Cabot Cape Breton in Nova Scotia, Cabot Saint Lucia in the Caribbean, Cabot Revelstoke in British Columbia, and the most recently added Cabot Highlands in Scotland.

Esther Ha & Steven Dougherty
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