Meet the New Exec. Chef at The King and Prince - 3/31/2012
Meet The New Executive Chef Jeff Kaplan at The King & Prince Beach Resort
March 31, 2012Filed under Cooking, Restaurants, Travel Posted by staugnewswire
The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort is please to announce a great new addition to it’s staff in the Kings Tavern. While sitting just steps from the Atlantic Ocean and its breathtaking views, while enjoying the exquisite creations of new Executive Chef Jeff Kaplan.
Jeff fell in love with the hospitality industry through a combination of nature and nurture. Between the catering company his family owns and spending time growing up at the deli his best friends family owned,his was an organic transition into the kitchen. Under the direction of Chef Joe Eisenbuchner (formally of Le Cirque), Chef Jeff started as a garde manger chef and worked his way through kitchens from New York to Miami ultimately becoming an Executive Chef. Though he has been fortunate enough to experience several cuisines, Jeff finds himself drawn to enhancing the natural flavors of fresh local food. With deep appreciation for each step taken in preparing a dish, including respecting the origin of ingredients and recipe’s themselves,
During his 25 year journey Chef Jeff has honed his culinary skills at such places as The White Elephant Resort in Nantucket, Ma, The Inn At Great Neck, a Boutique Long Island Hotel, Corporate Catering in the Financial District at Table Tales, New York, New York and most recently Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida in which he was involved in The Players Championship for 9 years. He greatly enjoys the opportunity the hospitality industry affords him to be active in the community; which has included Tom Coughlin Jay Fund, Caring Chefs, and Cystic Fibrosis Tailgate- Kick off for a Cure.
Chef Jeff thoroughly enjoys every aspect of the culinary lifestyle, though he feels a strong connection with cooking fresh foods and wholly embraces the Farm to Table Movement. Happily taking advantage of seasonal, regional and local products, he thrives on emerging himself in the surrounding cultural delicacies.
Chef Jeff says, ”It’s about understanding the ingredients and how to help them achieve their best flavors. Food is very powerful, and is often the forefront of many of life’s most important events, therefor flavors and scents often are entwined with generations of memories. I am fortunate enough to be a part of that. I also feel very fortunate to be a part of The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort, it encompasses all I love about the hospitality industry, and does so in a breath taking setting. ”