Luxury community additionally welcomes new beverage manager / professional sommelier
(STUART, Fla.) – Sailfish Point – the 532-acre oceanfront luxury community on Hutchinson Island just 45 minutes north of Florida’s Palm Beaches – announces the completion of its contemporary and state-of-the-art $1.54 million kitchen renovation.
Teaming with Cheney Brothers International and GliddenSpina Architects, Sailfish Point expanded several kitchen areas for better quality, speedier service and a modern experience. The comprehensive renovation provides the club’s Ocean Room dining staff with improved production space to accommodate social and group events.
The upgrade also includes addition of top construction and kitchen equipment at the popular Beach Club, Sailfish Point’s Carvery was also rebuilt and extended to accommodate buffet and lunch dining. The Terrace Grill, previously a quick-snack and beverage bar, was expanded into a full dining venue.
“Our culinary team constantly evaluates the immediate and long-term needs of our growing membership and wants to create a completely seamless and first-class dining experience for our residents,” says Aaron Gibbs, clubhouse manager at Sailfish Point. “New food trends, special diets and increased occupancy in recent years has called for the creation of a unique and creative layout and design for the kitchen.”
Sailfish Point also welcomes Melissa Woods as beverage manager. A certified sommelier with more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Woods founded the first private chef and special event management company in Charlotte, N.C.
The National Association of Women Business Owners recognized Woods for her commitment to excellent customer service. She boasts a series of successful stints at a variety of high-end resorts including Vista Collina Resort in Napa and Chanel-owned St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery in Napa Valley.
“We are thrilled to bring Melissa to the Sailfish Point team,” adds Gibbs. “Her extensive experience in the food and beverage industry and passion and knowledge as a skilled sommelier makes her an ideal asset to our club.”
Located on Hutchinson Island, Sailfish Point enjoys easy access to Stuart, Florida, a vibrant seaside town rich with cafes, fine dining, a bustling art scene, upscale boutiques and top-notch health care. For more information, visit www.sailfishpoint.com or 772.225.6200.
About Sailfish Point
Sailfish Point is a 532-acre private, member-owned community that defines luxury living. Surrounded almost entirely by water, the community offers stunning and secluded properties with exclusive waterfront access to the Atlantic Ocean, Indian River and St. Lucie Inlet. The oceanfront neighborhood features 520 distinctive homes including spacious beachfront properties, intimate condos, golf villas and townhomes with private boat slips.
Considered the premier golf and boating community on Florida’s Atlantic coast, Sailfish Point is home to several five-star resort-style amenities including a newly-renovated 60,000-square-foot clubhouse with multiple dining options, a fitness center, multiple pools, eight Har-Tru tennis courts and five miles of white sand beach. A full-service spa offers one of only two luxury SALT therapy rooms in the country. Residents also have access to a nationally ranked Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course with every hole on the par-72 layout boasting serene water views and warm Gulf Stream breezes.
Nearby Witham Field Airport, one of the top “Fixed-Based Operators” in the state, recently opened an official U.S. Customs facility for processing international travelers via water and air, the state’s first intermodal location of its kind.
More information: www.sailfishpoint.com, 772.225.6200.