Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort, the AAA Four Diamond-rated resort located on the legendary Hollywood Broadwalk, today announced updates to its thriving food and beverage team, with three new key additions at the management level. Effective immediately, Johann Runarsson will serve as director of food and beverage, Louis Martorano will serve as executive chef and Joshua Chevere joins as general manager of the award-winning JWB Prime Steak and Seafood.
“Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort’s food and beverage venues have become a staple in the South Florida culinary scene, offering everything from a Cheeseburger in Paradise to local spear-caught fish,” said Cate Farmer, the resort’s general manager. “We are confident having Johann, Louis, and Joshua as part of our food and beverage team will take our offerings to new heights.”
A seasoned food and beverage leader with more than 20 years of experience, Johann Runarsson (pictured left) joins the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort team as director of food and beverage. Previously, Runarsson was director of food and beverage for Viceroy Snowmass, a luxury ski resort in Colorado. He also served in various leadership roles at well-known resorts including PGA National Resort & Spa and JW Marriott Austin. A native of Iceland, Runarsson earned his degree in hotel management and food and beverage operations from Cesar Ritz Colleges in Switzerland before completing a degree in hotel administration and management at Washington State University.
With more than 20 years of culinary experience, Louis Martorano (pictured right) joins Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort as executive chef, where he will manage teams across eight dynamic food and beverage venues, including Margaritaville Restaurant and JWB Prime Steak and Seafood. Martorano joins the resort from Hilton Orlando, where he led a team of more than 150 employees at seven venues resort-wide. In that role, Martorano’s leadership helped the hotel earn several recognitions, including the Hilton Worldwide Award of Excellence. Previously, Martorano held several chef positions at notable resorts including Boca Raton Resort & Club and Gaylord Hotel & Resort in Nashville. Martorano holds a degree in hotel and restaurant management from the New York Technical School and is a proud member of the American Culinary Federation.
Joshua Chevere (pictured left) joins Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort as the general manager of JWB Prime Steak and Seafood, where he will spearhead day-to-day operations of the resort’s casual-luxe steakhouse. Chevere previously worked as the complex director of food and beverage for AC Hotel by Marriott and Aloft Miami Aventura. Prior to Marriott, Chevere was the senior food and beverage manager and catering manager for Pyramid Hotel Group in Orlando. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from St. Petersburg College and an associate degree from Valencia Community College.
“In a time where people are more discerning than ever in choosing where they dine, Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort is committed to providing unique, remarkable service and top-notch food and beverage talent,” added Farmer. “We remain committed to excellence in every possible way, and we feel these new team members are the perfect example of what we’re looking for as we enhance our management team.”
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