Sandestin announces new executive chef

Published: Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 02:53 PM.

Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort has added a new executive chef to its lineup.

Chef Eric Chopin joins the staff and takes the helm over the Marina Bar & Grill, Fat Tuesday, and all other food and beverage prepared by the resort, excluding privately owned eateries.

Chopin comes onboard bringing more than 30 years culinary experience.

Born in Guerande , Brittany , France , Chopin began working in kitchens at age 14 in Paris as a pork butcher apprentice.

He went on to graduate from Belliard Cooking School and honed his skills at restaurants in and around Paris .

Chopin moved to the United States in 1983 and recently thereafter won a gold medal in the Colorado Pastry Championships.

He moved to California and joined the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and his skills evolved to include macrobiotic and vegetarian dishes.

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