Florida's Historic Don CeSar Appoints Michael Molloy as Executive Chef
August 10, 2017 6:40am
ST. PETE BEACH, FLA. (August 10, 2017) – The Don CeSar, the landmark property on the white sand beaches of St. Pete Beach, Fla., announces the appointment of Michael Molloy as Executive Chef. Molloy, who began his career at The Don CeSar 15 years ago, comes full circle to lead the culinary team of the 277-room historic hotel.
In his new role, Molloy oversees all aspects of The Don CeSar’s food & beverage program, ensuring culinary excellence across the hotel’s restaurants, including the award-winning Maritana Grille, as well as the property’s lounges, in-room dining and banquet offerings. He will also lead the reinvention of the culinary program of sister property, Beach House Suites by The Don CeSar.
“It’s serendipitous that Chef Molloy returns to the place where he first began, and we are pleased to welcome him home to The Don CeSar,” said General Manager Richard Staley.
Prior to his return to The Don CeSar, Molloy served as executive chef of the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. His resume also includes positions at the AAA Four Diamond Wyndham Grand Jupiter at Harbourside Place in Jupiter, Fla. and Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Fla. where he helped oversee the renowned deep blu seafood grille, focused on local produce and sustainable seafood, at both properties.
“It’s an honor to return to my roots at The Don CeSar, now with several more years of experience behind me,” said Molloy. “I can’t wait to make my mark in the kitchen that launched my career.”
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The Don CeSar opened at the height of the Great Gatsby era in 1928. Known as Florida’s iconic “Pink Palace,” The Don CeSar is reminiscent of a Mediterranean-style castle with its majestic pink exterior, historic grandeur and striking architectural design elements set upon the white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico in St. Pete Beach. A AAA Four Diamond property, National Historic Landmark and member of the Historic Hotels of America, The Don CeSar features 277 luxurious guest rooms, including 36 suites, and six restaurants and lounges: the award-winning Maritana Grille, serving locally sourced, coastal cuisine; Sea Porch Café, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner; Uncle Andy’s Ice Cream Parlor, an old-fashioned ice cream shop; The Rowe Bar, where legendary hospitality meets the modern bar scene; The Beachcomber Bar & Grill located poolside; and the Lobby Bar at the hotel’s epicenter. The Don CeSar also offers two deluxe heated pools, 22,000 sq. ft. of indoor function space, more than 16,000 sq. ft. of creative outdoor space, the 11,000 sq. ft. full service Spa Oceana, fitness center, Camp CeSar Kids Camp, The Shoppes of The Don, and access to beach rentals and water sports. Located half a mile from The Don CeSar is Beach House Suites by The Don CeSar featuring 70 newly renovated one-bedroom suites complete with private balconies to take in the picturesque views of Florida's Gulf Coast and Boca Ciega Bay. The Don CeSar is approximately 30 minutes from Tampa International Airport and 25 minutes from St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport. For more information or reservations, please call 727.360.1881 or visit www.doncesar.com.
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