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The Alfond Inn Welcomes New Executive Chef Marc Kusche

The Alfond Inn Welcomes New Executive Chef Marc KuscheThe Alfond Inn is proud to welcome Marc Kusche as the new Executive Chef of the 112-room hotel. Chef Kusche officially dons his toque in mid-May, when he will begin to add his own signature items to the popular Hamilton’s Kitchen restaurant and to hotel catering menus.

Chef Kusche comes to The Alfond Inn following a long tenure as Executive Chef for several Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, as well as other luxury properties. Most recently he served as Executive Chef at Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara, in Carlsbad, California.

“We’re delighted to welcome Chef Marc Kusche to Winter Park,” said Deanne Gabel, General Manager of The Alfond Inn, which just achieved AAA Four Diamond Award status. “Chef Marc’s experience with some of the leading names in luxury hotels and his love for fresh and light local flavors are the perfect match. We’re thrilled to share his creations with all of our guests.”

Chef Kusche followed the footsteps of his parents into a restaurant career and was given the sage advice to spend his first working decade experiencing different kitchens, cultures and cuisines. He took the advice to heart, cooking in his native Germany before moving on to positions in London, Florida, the Caribbean, California and the English countryside. His extensive resume includes Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis; Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire; Four Seasons Resort Great Exuma at Emerald Bay (formerly a Four Seasons resort); Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club; the Adlon Hotel, Berlin; and  Silversea Cruises.

At The Alfond Inn, Chef Kusche will oversee Hamilton’s Kitchen, with its exposed beams, farmer’s table, and Dutch oak floors, the backdrop for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Hamilton’s Kitchen also has a private dining room, accommodating up to 24 guests. In addition to Hamilton’s Kitchen, Chef Kusche will oversee The Alfond Inn’s extensive catering menus for meetings, special events and wedding packages. The Alfond Inn has quickly become the dynamic new social hub of Winter Park.

Social and meeting venues at The Alfond Inn include the 40 foot glass-domed Conservatory, the heart of the Inn and the ideal location for receptions. On the grounds are 10,000 square feet of landscaped courtyards that are ideal for wedding ceremonies, special events and outdoor dining. The elegant 5,000 square foot Ballroom accommodates up to 300 guests for seated dinners and the 1,000 square foot Board Room can also serve as a private dining room for intimate business dinners.

About The Alfond Inn
The Alfond Inn, a Preferred Boutique Hotel that has just been awarded the esteemed AAA Four Diamond Rating, is located in Winter Park, Florida and managed by The Olympia Companies, an innovative leader in hospitality. Owned by Rollins College, a private coeducational liberal arts college, also in Winter Park, The Alfond Inn opened in August 2013 and was built with a $12.5-million grant from the Harold Alfond Foundation. Net operating income from the Inn is directed to The Alfond Scholars program fund, the College’s premier scholarship fund, over the next 25 years or until the endowment principal reaches $50 million, whichever comes later. The 112-room boutique hotel includes the popular Hamilton’s Kitchen restaurant, a pool and fitness center, and 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. It is 15 minutes from downtown Orlando and 30 minutes from Walt Disney World and Orlando International Airport. The Alfond Inn, 300 East New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789. 407-998-8090. For more information please visit and find them on Facebook and Twitter.