The JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Vacation resort & Spa, which opened below in Orlando in July 2020, not too long ago hosted the Masters of the Craft – an inside competitors amongst the culinary crew and bartenders highlighting the enormous talent that is on their property.
Masters of the Craft is actually a Countrywide Marriott levels of competition, and this is the first time in 3 decades the Masters of the craft is occurring due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
I experienced the honor to decide the occasion not too long ago, along with Sam Basu- Basic Manager of the JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek and Kelly Pentecost- former Master of the Craft bartender Nationwide runner up. I can attest to start with hand to the terrific caliber of talent amid both equally the culinary group and the bartenders staff at the JW Marriott Bonnet Creek.
For the culinary competition, contestants experienced just 30 minutes to put together a dish showcasing the signature component – corn. In the meantime for the bartending level of competition, contestants had just 7 minutes to develop a cocktail featuring the plumcot – a plum / apricot hybrid. Beneath are the winners and outcomes of the competitions as effectively as some track record on the participants!
Andrew “Drew” Landis- very first position – Originally from Missouri, Andrew is very passionate about cooking and exploring new cuisine. Drew has traveled around the nation, and Puerto Rico cooking in several eating places for the very last 9 many years. Drew joined the JW Marriott Bonnet creek group 6 moths ago and principally performs at Sear and Sea on the wood fire grill.
Christopher Butler- 2nd put is at present ending his culinary arts degree at Valencia – joined the team 5 months back in Unreserved
Alicia Priestly- 3rd area winner- joined our banquet culinary group 8 months ago, and has in excess of 25 years’ experience
Anthony Newell- a 20 12 months culinary veteran, joining our staff 4 months back in Unreserved
Dom Smith- Dom not too long ago completed his culinary instruction in Augusta, GA and joined our group 3 months ago, coming in as an intern. Now he works in Illume Kitchen area.
Hunter McIntosh- 1st area winner Illume bartender 5 many years performing for Marriott, 11 yrs overall practical experience
Raymond Schmitz- 2nd place winner- S&S Lobby bar bartender for the very last 12 months, with above 17 years’ knowledge
Francisco Cadena- 3rd area winner Illume bartender for the last year, with 16 years’ encounter
Juan Gorbea- 5 yr bartender with Marriott, 21 several years in the market, at this time performs at Palm Cove pool bar
Dom Smith- Dom just lately finished his culinary education in Augusta, GA and joined our crew 3 months back, coming in as an intern. At this time he is effective in Illume Kitchen area. Although in Culinary school, Dom would get the job done as a bartender, and is passionate about Meals & Beverage as he carries on to curate his job path.
Samantha Deacy- Joined the S&S foyer bar staff 4 months back and provides 16 yrs of working experience
Abel Caraballo- banquet server, has 7 years’ experience functioning for Marriott as a bartender and server, and has been in the market for 14 several years.
The winners of the competitiveness at JW Marriott Bonnet Creek will contend at a regional party later on this yr, with an chance to go to Bethesda, Maryland in which the Nationwide competition will be held at the new headquarters.
Government Chef Melissa Sallman, who oversees all eating outlets at the resort— which include illume, Sear + Sea, the Sea + Sea Lobby Bar, Unreserved, the Unreserved Beer Backyard, Palm Cove and the JW Market—and the resort’s banquet options, mentioned, “I was thrilled by the amount of the excitement, not only from the contenders, and fellow F&B associates who came to cheer, but also the enjoyment it generated all through the hotel. I are unable to wait to see how considerably Drew and Hunter go in the competitiveness, but I am also hunting ahead to building this an annual custom at the JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek.”
About JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Vacation resort & Spa
- The full-services, 5-star JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Vacation resort & Spa opened in July 2020 and has every little thing friends want for a high-class Orlando getaway, from 516 plush guestrooms to entertaining-stuffed features. Situated conveniently suitable outside the gates of Disney World, the vacation resort boasts a 10,000 sq. foot spa with treatments unique to the resort an outdoor pool with swanky cabanas 7 onsite restaurants and bars, like the stylish steak and seafood cafe Sear + Sea and the new illume rooftop bar a rooftop miniature golf training course and rock-climbing wall and a complimentary shuttle service to the topic parks.
JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa
14900 Chelonia Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32821