WEST PALM BEACH, FL -- (Marketwired) -- Feb 06, 2015 -- The West Palm Beach Marriott is thrilled to announce the appointment of their new executive chef, Mark Henry, who will oversee the hotel's signature American restaurant, Bistro Ten Zero One, along with its in-house banquet and catering services. Henry comes to West Palm Beach from Skamania Lodge, located just 45 miles east of Portland, Oregon, and before that the highly regarded Eden Roc Miami Beach.
"We're excited to have Chef Mark join the team," said Kelly Bevil, director of Food & Beverage. "He brings with him over 30 years in the restaurant industry and follows our same philosophy of sourcing locally and cooking with the seasons."
Chef Mark's passion for the restaurant industry began over 30 years ago, when he was washing dishes on the Jersey Shore. During that time, his passion for culinary was ignited and he enrolled in the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park. Following graduation, he continued to hone his skills at four and five-star restaurants across the country including The Plaza Hotel in New York City, Marriott's Camelback Inn in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Marriott Downtown Waterfront in Portland, Oregon, Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale with Chef Dean Max and Eden Roc Miami Beach.
Mark Henry has won numerous accolades throughout his career, including DiRoNA (Distinguished Restaurants of North America) and Zagat awards. He has participated in the Return of the Great North American Chefs event at the James Beard House and he is a member of the American Culinary Federation (ACF). Because of his commitment to using sustainable products, he has become green certified.
Chef Mark brings his lifelong passion for fresh, seasonal and sustainable ingredients to both the hotel and Bistro Ten Zero One, one of the best restaurants in West Palm Beach. He describes his cuisine as being fresh and simple, and is excited to add regional flavors from the Northwest to the menu.
Outside of the restaurant, Chef Mark enjoys paddle boarding, playing basketball, relaxing in Barnes & Noble -- and cheering on the New York Yankees. He is committed to being involved in the community and supports breast cancer awareness and The United Way.
About the West Palm Beach Marriott
The elegantly modern West Palm Beach Marriott offers travelers a sunny respite from the humdrum of the everyday. Newly renovated guest rooms offer a tranquil vibe, while modern amenities delight even seasoned travelers: high-speed Internet, complimentary airport shuttle and the hotel's famed Bistro are a few favorites. Local entertainment, including CityPlace and the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, are just moments away, as is the main attraction, the beach, just 1.5 miles away. Business travelers can appreciate proximity to the Cruzan Amphitheatre, Palm Beach County Convention Center and Palm Beach International (PBI) Airport. Those planning meetings can take advantage of 18,000 sq. ft. of event space, including the area's largest ballroom. And the hotel's event experts and custom catering menus guarantee the ultimate experience for attendees of meetings, weddings and other events.
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