|John Suley will work at improving Celebrity's culinary output. // (c) 2011 Celebrity Cruises.|
Celebrity Cruises has named 2010 James Beard Foundation “Rising Star Chef” nominee and 2007 “Rising Star Chef of American Cuisine” John Suley as its director of culinary operations.
Prior to joining Celebrity, Suley worked as executive chef at the South Florida incarnation of three-time James Beard honoree Alfred Portale’s famed “Gotham Bar & Grill” (New York), “Gotham Steak” at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami.
Suley’s experience also includes work at the Ritz Carlton-South Beach, the Waldorf Astoria and St. Regis hotels, and with many of the world’s most accomplished chefs, including Daniel Boulud, and Celebrity’s Van Staden, at some of the finest restaurants in the dining mecca of Las Vegas. Suley is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America.
At Celebrity, Suley joins Van Staden in leading the line's continuing quest to achieve the highest levels of consistency, quality and innovation in the culinary experience.