Aruba Marriott Resort Appoints New Executive Culinary Team Members
The One Happy Island’s Premier Resort Promotes Seasoned Property Chefs to Director of F&B, Complex Executive Chef and Selects New Local Executive Sous Chef
Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino is pleased to announce the recent promotions of two leading members of their culinary team. Teddy Bouroncle has been promoted from Complex Executive Chef to Director of Food & Beverage Operations for the property and Romeo Penacino from Complex Executive Sous Chef to Complex Executive Chef. In addition to these promotions, the resort has appointed Aruba-born Ever de Peña as Complex Executive Sous Chef.
A Peruvian native with nearly 15 years of culinary experience, Bouroncle came to Aruba Marriott Resort by way of the JW Marriott in Cusco, Peru in 2014 and has cooked all over the world from Singapore and Spain to Columbia and the United States. In his new position as Director of F&B Operations, Bouroncle will be assisting the Complex Director of F&B in overseeing all the food and beverage outlets at the resort and ensuring culinary operations meet and exceed guests’ needs. Bouroncle will focus on increasing revenue and the financial performance of the resort while also supervising a team of employees and maximizing guest satisfaction.
Chef Penacino also brings valuable food and beverage experience and an international flair to Aruba Marriott’s culinary program starting his career as a Line Cook at the Hotel Melia in Argentina in 2000. Having worked his way up the hotel food chain in Argentina and then the Cayman Islands, Chef Penacino served as Restaurant Supervisor and Restaurant Chef at Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort for five years before joining Aruba Marriott in April of 2013 as Executive Sous Chef. In his new role as Complex Executive Chef, he will continue to oversee all kitchen areas across the complex while improving guest and associate satisfaction and maximizing financial performance for the complex, as well as maintaining the highest standard of culinary excellence.
Chef Ever de Peña brings a slew of well-deserved culinary awards and an impressive knowledge of restaurant operations and international cuisine to the resort. Chef de Peña began his career in 2005 at the Renaissance Hotel in Aruba where he worked his way up from student apprentice to Junior Sous Chef and was most recently Executive Chef at the Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa in Aruba. At Aruba Marriott, Chef de Pena will supervise all kitchen areas to ensure consistent high-quality product while guiding and developing the culinary team.
The strong leadership and culinary talent exhibited by Chef Bouroncle and Chef Penacino, who were instrumental in the repositioning of Aruba Marriott’s restaurants, Atardi and La Vista, now combined with the knowledgeable local perspective of Chef de Peña, will continue to raise the bar for food and beverage experiences at Aruba Marriott.
About Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino boasts 411 guestrooms – the most spacious on the island – each with large, private balconies overlooking lush landscape and the gorgeous waters of the Caribbean Sea. On property, nine restaurants and bars provide fare from light to elegant, while the largest casino in Aruba, a 6,500 square-foot spa, free-form swimming pool, the H2Oasis adults-only pool, and high-energy health club offer entertaining diversions. To obtain more information, call Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino at 1.800.228.9290 or visit www.arubamarriott.com.