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Welcomes Steven Bernstein as Executive Chef

DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, FL. - February 23, 2019 -   The Shores Resort & Spa, an elegant oceanfront resort in Daytona Beach Shores, is pleased to announce the appointment of Steven Bernstein as Executive Chef.

With more than 30 years of experience, Chef Bernstein brings his talent and culinary excellence to the resort's onsite restaurant, as well as its catering and banquet services. Prior to this engagement, the seasoned culinary professional worked with some of the country's most prestigious hotel groups and held several executive chef positions at hotels and resorts in Florida, Louisiana, and Arizona, including the famed Miraval Wellness luxury resort in Tuscon, where he served as Executive Sous Chef, and the Enchantment Resort & Mii Amo Spa in Sedona, AZ where he served as Executive Chef.

"We are delighted to welcome Chef Steven Bernstein to our team," said Robert Burnetti, general manager of The Shores Resort & Spa. "Chef Bernstein is a culinary talent that will bring a lot of energy and enthusiasm to the resort. We cannot wait for our hotel guests, as well as the residents of Daytona Beach to taste his amazing creations."

Chef Bernstein will lead the resort's culinary team and be in charge of the hotel's restaurants and bars. With experience at several of Florida's notable resorts, Chef Bernstein will bring the flair and local flavors that are only found in the region to the resort's premier, oceanfront restaurant, Azure Oceanfront American Kitchen. He is thrilled to enhance the dining experience for guests and locals alike with nightly dinner specials that are crafted with the season's freshest ingredients for delightful dishes with a creative presentation. In addition, Chef Bernstein will also add innovative choices to the menu of small plates at the resort's Oceanview Lounge, and an exciting new lunch menu for the beachfront Tiki Hut Barefoot Beach Bar, located on the pool deck.

In his role at The Shores, Chef Bernstein will develop new and exciting offerings for the resort's recurring dining events, as well. With his passion for using only fresh, high-quality ingredients, he will bring the perfect blend of creativity and expertise to the resort's monthly Sip & Savor Dinners, which pair fabulous food creations with wines and spirits, as well as expanding the choices already found at the very popular Sunday Beachside Brunch.

"It is a thrill to be back in this area of the state. With the fresh seafood and numerous farms, this area of Florida is an incredible source of key ingredients," said Chef Bernstein, "The culinary experience at The Shores Resort & Spa - from intimate dining to elegant wedding receptions - will be an even more enhanced, memorable experience. The Ocean Terrace, the hotel's spacious outdoor beachfront event venue, offers an incredible opportunity to blend entertainment, food, and celebrations - and we aim to create awe-inspiring events there for our guests."

The Shores Resort & Spa is known for innovation in its impressive catering menus for special events, including corporate meetings and conferences, as well as weddings. With 20,000 square feet of meeting rooms and conference facilities, The Shores has built menus to accommodate groups of various sizes and needs.

Chef Bernstein's strong relationships with Florida farms and seafood providers allows him to employ locally-sourced, sustainable ingredients to create dishes that are distinctive, as well as appealing.

Located along the edge of one of the most beautiful strands of beachfront property - The Shores barrier island - The Shores Resort & Spa offers a distinctively different approach to any Daytona Beach, Florida hotel experience. With direct beach access, pristine Atlantic Ocean views, The Shores Resort & Spa offers plenty of beach fun for all of its guests. Recently ranked "2018 Best Hotel" in Daytona by U.S. News and World Report, The Shores combines the exciting spirit of Daytona with the service, style, and luxury resort amenities guests so well deserve.

To learn more about dining at The Shores Resort & Spa and to make reservations, visit www.shoresresort.com/dining/ For more information about the resort and to book a stay:  www.ShoresResort.com or call (866) 934-Shores.

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