Honey Lake Plantation Appoints Craig Colton as Director of Food and Beverage

Honey Lake Plantation Appoints Craig Colton as  Director of Food and BeverageHoney Lake Plantation, a proper Southern plantation tucked away in the rolling Red Hills region of Northeast Florida, is proud to welcome Craig Colton as the new food and beverage director for the plantation and its Whispering Pines Restaurant. Bringing a wealth of hospitality and beverage industry experience, Colton sets the standards for genuine service, local Southern flavors, creative programming and a welcoming atmosphere at Honey Lake Plantation. In this key role, Colton is responsible for the management and successful operations of all food and beverage processes as well as establishing uncompromised quality in guest services and managing on-property farming at Honey Lake Plantation. Colton also facilitates important relationships with local farmers and purveyors, ensuring the highest quality ingredients are presented at Honey Lake Plantation. “I am delighted to be a part of the Honey Lake Plantation team and continue my passion for the service industry and desire to serve guests,” said Craig Colton, director of food & beverage at Honey Lake Plantation.

“This is an incredible opportunity and I believe my previous experience and industry knowledge will help shape our program into one of the best.” Prior to joining the Honey Lake Plantation family, Colton’s background includes director of food and beverage at Boca Raton Resort & Beach Club and Boca Pointe Country Club in Boca Raton, Fla. Before working his way up in the industry, Colton earned his degree at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, Calif. His post-graduate education includes certifications and education in beverage from Florida International University in Miami, Fla., Beverage Alcohol Resource in New York and the Club Managers Association of America that has courses at the top universities in the country, including Georgia State University, Michigan State University and Cal Poly Pomona in Pomona, Calif. “Craig encompasses the leadership skills, vision and creativity necessary to take Honey Lake Plantation to the next level,“ comments Jeffery Clough, general manager of Honey Lake Plantation.

“We are thrilled to have Craig on our team and look forward to his fresh concepts and ideas.” Nestled among 4,800 acres of centuries old live oaks and spring-fed lakes in Northeast Florida, Honey Lake Plantation beckons discerning guests to escape the modern-day frenzy and experience the finest in gracious southern hospitality. An ideal location for weddings, retreats, meetings events and leisure travelers, Honey Lake Plantation features lavishly rustic accommodations, a full-service spa, plantation-to-table cuisine and plenty of options for guests to discover the grandeur of the outdoors, including world-class hunting and sport shooting, fresh-water fishing, hiking, horseback riding and Kayaking.

For more information or to make a reservation at Honey Lake Plantation, please visit www.honeylakeplantation.com.