Clubs and Resorts
|Frank H. Benzakour, CCM, has joined Middle Bay Country Club in Ocean Side, N.Y. (on Long Island), as General Manager. Benzakour was recently selected the winner of the 2006 Rising Star Award by the McMahon Group and C&RB while serving as Clubhouse Manager at Bonnie Briar Country Club in Larchmont, N.Y. (see C&RB, November 2006 ).|
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa has made two appointments to its food and beverage team. David Jay Ledee has joined the resort as Sushi Chef for Cascades Grille and Sushi Bar. Ledee has studied under two master chefs trained in Japan, both with licenses to prepare blowfish, where expert skill is required to remove the deadly neurotoxin. Robert Murphy has been named Sous Chef, assisting food operations for the six restaurants and four lounges on the property.
|Dan Scavino, whose first job in the golf business was as a caddie and bag room attendant, has been named General Manager of the same facility where he started: Trump National Golf Club, Westchester (located 37 miles north of New York City). Scavino, who previously worked for Coca-Cola and Galderma Labs, returned to a golf career in 2004, holding various positions at the club.|
|Already firmly established in the Southern California golf market, John Walker has joined La Costa Resort and Spa (35 miles north of San Diego) as its new Director of Golf Sales. Walker has spent the past 11 years in the region, eight as part of JC Golf, a San Marcos-based golf management company.|
|Jeffrey Heaney, CFSP, has been appointed President of Bauscher Inc. Past experience in the foodservice industry has included operations, dealer sales, manufacturing sales and management. Most recently, he served as Director of National Accounts and on the Senior Management Team for Electrolux Professional.|
John Hein, formerly Director of Sales and Marketing for the Baltimore County Revenue Authority, has joined Billy Casper Golf (BCG) as Mid-Atlantic Regional Director of Golf Sales, overseeing golf tournament sales and management for Compass Pointe (Pasadena, Md.), Eisenhower Golf Course (Crownsville, Md.) and Chesapeake Hills Golf Course (Lusby, Md.).
|Love and Quiches Desserts has appointed Steve Buckley to the position of Vice President of Sales. Buckley has 28 years of experience in foodservice sales management, as well as marketing and the culinary arts. He has held positions with ServiceMaster, The Food Group, Kraft Foods and most recently Kerry Food & Beverage.|
Michele Szynal, formerly Director of Brand Communications for The Gillette Company and Proctor & Gamble, has joined Callaway Golf Company as Vice President of Public Relations.Previously, Szynal was instrumental in developing and executing some of Gillette’s most successful product publicity programs.