The JW Marriott Hotel Miami has appointed Alfredo Sarnataro as its new Director of Food and Beverage. Mr. Sarnataro will oversee all culinary operations, including direction of the ultra-exclusive Trapiche Room restaurant which seats only 20 and is celebrated as one of Miami's elite, top-tier dining destinations.
Sarnataro's new direction will include all of the hotel's restaurants, its bars, room service, the newly renovated Concierge Lounge, banquet areas, and all kitchen procedures.
An Italian citizen, Mr. Sarnataro holds certifications in food management, bar arts, event planning, wedding planning, green meetings and responsible vending. He is a member of Associazione Italiana Sommelier, and is certified by the Constellation Academy of Wine. The hotel was recently recognized by Wine Spectator Magazine with its sixth consecutive Award of Excellence.
Mr. Sarnataro first joined the Marriott brand in 2005 as Director of Restaurants and Bar at the JW Marriott Capri Tiberio Palace Resort & Spa, in Italy. He joined the JW Marriott Hotel Miami’s team in 2007 as the hotel’s Fine Dining Manager, and later as Director of Restaurants and Bars. In 2010, he became part of the pre-opening team at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami and Hotel Beaux Arts Miami as their Director of Dining Services, where he was instrumental throughout the opening process and the first year of operations.
Sarnataro’s areas of expertise include food and beverage staff training, purchasing, adhering to high service standards, and maximizing productivity. "We are delighted to announce that Alfredo Sarnataro has been named Director of Food and Beverage at the JW Marriott Hotel Miami,” said the hotel’s General Manager, Florencia Rotemberg. “Alfredo’s track record of success and his commitment to superior quality make him the ideal choice to lead our culinary team.”
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