Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

New Executive Chef Brings Fresh Culinary Ideas to Luxury Amelia Island Hotel

AMELIA ISLAND, FL -- (Marketwired) -- The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island has named Chef Andrew Yeo to the position of Executive Chef, bringing to the resort an acclaimed culinary artist celebrated for his creative cuisine and food artistry.

He will lead the culinary inspirations throughout the luxury resort's lounges, banquet events, and restaurants including the AAA Five Diamond restaurant, Salt. Chef Yeo joins the Amelia Island resort from The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Commons where he also served as Executive Chef.

Chef Yeo graduated with excellence from one of Asia's leading hospitality and tourism schools, Singapore SHATEC. He joined the culinary team at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore where he worked alongside several notable French Chef's to develop and hone his skills and knowledge in the art of French cooking. Chef Yeo furthered his career at Ritz-Carlton when he moved to the United States and served as Chef Tournant at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples. In 2007, Chef Yeo was promoted to The Ritz-Carlton, Orlando Grande Lakes as Executive Sous Chef. In 2011, he was appointed Executive Chef of The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Commons where he oversaw all aspects of the AAA Five Diamond hotel's operations.

Chef Yeo was certified by The Culinary Institute of America in Wine and Food pairings and recognized for his original and inventive food presentations attributed to his French-traditional training and inspiration from his Asian heritage. "I like to describe my cooking and my kitchen as the place where food and art come together," says Yeo.

An avid fisherman, he is excited about Amelia Island's rich fishing and shrimping traditions and access to local farms and growers. "The produce and fish that's available changes so dramatically from one season to the next that being able to offer creative daily specials and signature menu items keeps me passionate and engaged every day," added Yeo.

About The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island: The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island is Northeast Florida's premier oceanfront resort with two AAA Five Diamond awards. Known for its unique natural beauty and warm Southern charm, this luxury resort is home to the award-winning restaurant, Salt, and The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Amelia Island, named one of the top spas in the world by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler. Featured amenities include three pools, on-site golf, fitness center, children's recreational programs, and 446 guest rooms and suites all with new coastal redesign, private balcony and a view of the Atlantic coastline. For reservations, please call The Ritz-Carlton toll-free at (800) 241-3333 or visit www.ritzcarlton.com/ameliaisland. For information on The Ritz-Carlton Company visit www.ritzcarlton.com.

Contact: 
Joe Murphy 
Director of Public Relations 
4750 Amelia Island Parkway
Amelia Island, FL 32034
Tel: (904) 321-5018 
Fax: (904) 277-1145
Email: Email Contact 

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