ORLANDO, Fla., July 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Bob Walsh, general manager of Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®, is proud to announce that Executive Chef John Janucik has been named 2014 Chef of the Year for the Americas, an Award of Culinary Excellence from Marriott International.
A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Janucik joined Marriott International in 2006 as an executive sous chef at the Orlando World Center Marriott. He transferred to the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld® in 2010 as executive chef.
Janucik was selected for this prestigious award based on his ability to increase guest satisfaction and engagement while also growing food and beverage profits at the hotel.
During his tenure at Renaissance, Janucik has consistently exceeded performance goals and was selected to become a member of the Culinary Council of the Americas for Central and North Florida Marriott properties. He is a devoted supporter of local farms and sustainability, and he advocated for an organics program last year that decreased the amount of kitchen waste and increased recycling efforts from 10 percent to 40 percent diversions.
A culinary innovator, Janucik also implemented hanging gardens throughout the Orlando resort, which are not only visually stimulating but are utilized to support the hotel's restaurants. The gardens provide guests with the awareness that the SeaWorld® Orlando hotel grows some of its own produce while also working to preserve the environment.
About Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld® at 6677 Sea Harbor Drive in Orlando, FL combines the enchantment of America's favorite playground with imaginative style. From a breathtaking 10-story sun-bathed lobby to 65 modern residential suites, 716 luxurious guest rooms and 185,000 square feet of event space great for wedding venues – among the largest in the Orlando area – a truly distinctive experience awaits. Travelers can break a sweat in the state-of-the-art gym or retreat to the quiet nèu lotus spa, indulge in exceptional dining in one of six outstanding restaurants and eateries or catch a wave of family adventure at the R Aqua Zone water park. For information about the four-star resort, visit www.RenaissanceSeaWorld.com or call 1-407-351-5555.
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