Meals-and-beverage experts are filling new roles throughout the country. This is a round-up of recent bulletins.

Fairmont Dallas

Fairmont Dallas named Jean-Francois Fortin the hotel’s new government chef. Fortin has a lot more than 22 years in the sector, most of which has been put in at Fairmont resorts across North The united states. His profession commenced in 1998 as chef de partie at Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec Metropolis, and he served as sous and govt chef for a variety of Fairmont hotels, together with Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, Fairmont Resort Macdonald, Edmonton, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Fairmont Algonquin St. Andrews, Fairmont Chateau Montebello and at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa in Lahaina, Hawaii, appointed David Flegel the resort’s new govt chef. Flegel has additional than two decades of knowledge in the culinary industry. Most just lately, he labored at the Hyatt Regency Lake Washington in Seattle. He formerly labored at the Hyatt Regency Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands, the Hyatt Regency in Santiago and also experienced chefs and staff members in some of Hyatt’s European accommodations. He also filled roles at the Grand Hyatt Resort in Jakarta and the Hyatt Regency Calgary.

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Quirk Resort Charlottesville

Hector Pabon is the new govt chef at Quirk Lodge Charlottesville (Va.). Pabon has labored approximately 20 a long time in the foodservice field and thoroughly for Hyatt in Tampa Bay and Clearwater Beach, Fla. Atlanta and most lately Santa Clara, Calif. A indigenous of Puerto Rico, Pabon moved to Orlando to begin his culinary education at the Le Cordon Bleu Academy in 2001.

The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale

The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) kicked off the new 12 months with the appointment of Jonathan Teague to meals & beverage director and Christian Velez as pastry chef. Teague’s job in the hospitality sector started as a bar supervisor at dining places in Panama Town, Fla. That task was followed by basic manager of the BeachClub at WaterColor Inn & Resort in Santa Rosa, Fla. Velez has held the title of pastry chef at a selection of accommodations and resorts throughout South Florida, with additional than a 10 years of working experience in the pastry sector. Velez started his career at Gianni’s at the Versace Mansion on Miami Seashore followed by the Tricky Rock Resort and Casino in Hollywood, Fla., the place he served as assistant pastry chef.

Lake House on Canandaigua

The Lake Property on Canandaigua in Canandaigua, N.Y., employed Nicholas Massimilian as meals-and-beverage director. Massimilian joins the hotel with additional than 14 years of hospitality and restaurant management experience. Formerly he managed operations and consumer encounter at The Strathallan Hotel and Spa, then ongoing his job in Buffalo as the basic manager at Morton’s The Steakhouse. Most recently, he oversaw all features of the hospitality plan for the Rochester cafe REDD Rochester.

Virgin Resorts Las Vegas

Bringing much more than 20 years of culinary experience to Virgin Motels Las Vegas, David Werly has been tapped as the executive chef for the casino vacation resort, which is slated to open in early 2021. Werly most not long ago served as the assistant govt chef of food items and beverage at Aria and Vdara in Las Vegas. He also was the culinary director for Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas and govt chef of Le Cirque at Bellagio Resort. Amongst his stints in Las Vegas, Werly managed all food items-and-beverage operations as government chef at The Setai Miami Beach in Florida. 

Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club

Waldorf Astoria Monarch Seaside Vacation resort & Club in Dana Place, Calif., named Jean-Pierre Dubray government chef. With more than 40 decades of culinary experience, Dubray most lately served as executive chef at The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, Calif. Just before that, he held positions at many Ritz-Carlton accommodations for more than 20 several years, which include govt chef at both equally The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco and The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage in addition to executive sous chef at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, all of which are found in California.

Bottleworks Resort

Geronimo Hospitality Group named Ricky Hatfield the government chef at Bottleworks Hotel, a 139-key boutique lodge in Indianapolis. The Hoosier native joins the Bottleworks workforce with intensive experience as an govt chef at various eating places in Indianapolis, which include Skyline Club on top rated of the OneAmerica Tower, CharBlue Steak & Seafood and Peterson’s Cafe. Most not long ago, Hatfield served as the govt chef at Ellison Brewing Co. 

Marriott Dallas Uptown

Joining the Marriott Dallas Uptown team is Juan Pablo Silva as govt chef of Fantastic Graces, the hotel’s cafe. Silva has aided take care of the culinary system for the most significant Ritz-Carlton in the environment, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal in the United Arab Emirates, where by he served as the govt sous chef. Immediately after 3 many years in Abu Dhabi, Silva worked at the The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, as govt sous chef and executive chef.

Solage, Auberge Resorts Collection

Solage, Auberge Resorts Selection in Calistoga, Calif., named Monica Zanotti wine curator. Zanotti delivers 15 a long time of wine support experience at luxurious motels and dining places as nicely as profits and retail knowledge. Zanotti joins the hotel from Meadowood Napa Valley, a Relais & Chateaux assets. Her job started in sales and marketing and advertising just before transitioning into hospitality as a result of a 5-yr position as wine director at Cavallo Stage Lodge in Sausalito, Calif.

THesis Hotel Miami

Josh Elliott is the new govt chef at THesis Resort Miami in Coral Gables, Fla. Right before becoming a member of THesis, Elliott served as the government chef at Toro Boston, a Spanish tapas cafe and bar. He has held positions at Eos Restaurant at the Viceroy Hotel, db Bistro Moderne in the JW Marriott Marquis, Hilton Cabana’s signature cafe L’echon Brasserie, and served as govt chef at the Raleigh Resort in South Seaside, Miami.