• Ocean Place Resort and Spa Welcomes a New Executive Chef!

     
    POSTED July 3, 2017
     

Guillermo Veloso has joined the team at Ocean Place Resort and Spa as their new executive chef. Veloso is no stranger to the region, being a New York City and northern Jersey native. 

Veloso has an extensive culinary career extending more than 35 years, but he has also spent time as an archaeologist and naturalist. He was the executive chef at Miami’s Yuca Restaurant and has also served as executive chef at Philadelphia’s Cuba Libre and the Please Touch Museum. 

His culinary creations have won him plenty of acclaim, with reviews and appearances on Great Chefs of the South, Rising Star Chefs of America, Food Network, Chef on a Shoestring, and others. 

Ocean Place Resort and Spa was selected by the readers of New Jersey Meetings + Events as Best Hotel over 200 Rooms in our first Best of New Jersey awards last year. We also spotlighted the resort’s brand-new spa in our Spring 2017 issue.

It’s all in a day’s work for Julie Sawitz, the 21 Club’s director of private dining.

 

The ILEA New York Metro Chapter’s Big Apple Celebration on June 19 reflected on its 30 years as a chapter and also looked to the future. Held at the Bank at Manhattan Center, the newest event space at The New Yorker, A Wyndham Hotel, chapter awards and the Hall of Legends Award were handed out as well as the installation of the 2018-19 officers.

 

The Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau works with planners to match their interests with stately attractions.