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Sandy Tuason named as Executive Chef of Westin Grand Cayman

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Sandy Tuason named as Executive Chef of 343-room Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands – (July 8, 2014) – The culinary capital of the Caribbean is pleased to welcome Chef Sandy Tuason to the island as Executive Chef of the award-winning Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa. Drawing on his quarter-century culinary career, Chef Tuason oversees all dining operations at the recently renovated resort on famed Seven Mile Beach, including menu creation and product procurement for seven food & beverage outlets including the AAA 4 Diamond Beach House, Beach Terrace, Ferdinand’s, Catboat Bar, Café Soleil, The Beach Bar and Tortuga Beach Grill and Bar.

“Having previously worked in the Caribbean and Hawaii, I’m excited to embrace the tropics again and work closely with the local community and producers,” said Chef Tuason. “I look forward to enhancing the resort’s compelling culinary offerings by infusing my passion for modern American cuisine with global influences.”

Chef Tuason arrives at Westin Grand Cayman following a two-year role at the New York Palace Hotel where he worked closely with Master Chef Jacques Sorci.

Previously, Chef Tuason held high-level positions within dining operations at renowned hotels and resorts across North America, including Executive Chef at AAA 4 Diamond Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows in Kohala Coast, Hawaii; Executive Sous Chef at AAA 5 Diamond-rated Four Seasons Resort Nevis; Executive Sous Chef at AAA 5 Diamond/Mobil 5 Star-rated Four Seasons Hotel New York; and Executive Sous Chef at Le Madri in New York and Stagaire at Le Gavroche, a Michelin Two-Star classical French restaurant in London spearheaded by Chefs Albert Roux and Michel Roux.

Chef Tuason’s career goes back much further, with his early years spent at some of the hottest spots in New York City, including Park Avenue Café, Le Cirque and The Sign of the Dove.

“We are thrilled to have Chef Tuason at the forefront of our extensive culinary program,” said Morty Valldejuli, the Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa’s Managing Director and General Manager. “His passion for working closely with the local community and his on-site team will be a perfect fit here in Grand Cayman.”

Born in Manila, Philippines and raised in New Jersey, Chef Tuason received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Rutgers College, Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, before turning attention to his true calling with certification in Classical French Cuisine from the French Culinary Institute in New York. During his 20 years working in New York City, Chef Tuason participated in numerous dinners at The James Beard House, and worked closely with Chefs Daniel Boulud, David Burke and Andrew D’Amico. He was also named a 2007 Big Apple Star by the Hotel Association of New York City while employed by Four Seasons Hotel New York, which called him a “‘home grown’ super star.” He resides in Grand Cayman with his wife, Susan.

About Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa

Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa

Stretching across eight acres along Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman Island, the 343-room Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa is the ideal spot to unwind. With the surf’s gentle rhythm and whispering palm trees to set the mood, the resort features every vacation and corporate meeting amenity. The grounds are home to the island’s largest fresh water swimming pool, the full-service Hibiscus Spa, an engaging kids’ club, exhilarating water sports, and more than 9,000-square-feet of indoor and 60,000 square feet of outdoor event space for memorable weddings and corporate incentive programs. Shopping and local attractions are steps away. For dining, select the new Beach House, an AAA Four Diamond restaurant; Ferdinand’s for traditional and inventive Caribbean dishes; Tortuga Beach Grill and Bar for lighter fare poolside; Catboat Bar for cozy drinks with an ocean view; Cafe Soleil with tempting coffees, ice cream and snacks; and 24-hour in-room dining. www.westingrandcayman.com

About Pyramid Resort Group

Pyramid Resort Group manages and asset manages a diverse portfolio of resorts in one of kind destinations across the United States and the Caribbean. These locations range from Hawaii to Arizona to Florida and to the Cayman Islands. Pyramid Resort Group delivers creative, engaging experiences for the leisure and group guest inclusive of golf, spa, fitness, dining, meetings, recreation, water sports, and cultural immersion. www.pyramidresortgroup.com


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