CAPTIVA ISLAND, FLA. – South Seas Island Resort, seemingly adrift off Florida’s Gulf Coast on Captiva Island, announces new Director of Food & Beverage, Jeffrey Sacchet. With a diverse background of senior level experience in culinary operations, Sacchet oversees and grows the vast dining options at the iconic 330-acre resort in his new role. With the support of new ownership and management and following an initial phase of evaluation of South Seas Island Resort culinary offerings, Sacchet is planning impactful changes, including a significant increase in staffing, a reinvigorated focus on service-oriented training and staff retention and expanded operating hours for the food and beverage outlets.
“Having Jeffrey join the team as the director of food and beverage at this exciting time couldn’t be more ideal,” says, Shawn Farrell, general manager, South Seas Island Resort. “With the support of our new ownership, Jeffrey has the skillset and unique opportunity to make lasting changes and elevate South Seas Island Resort’s culinary experience to new heights.”
Sacchet brings a sense of practical stewardship dedicated to building and managing his teams, with a 30-year history of successfully evaluating complex issues, creating order, and planning, directing and controlling the many components of large horizontal and vertical properties. He spent nearly a decade as the Director of Operations at The 21 Club in New York and another nine years providing strategic vision for the Four Diamond mixed-use private club and resort The Club at Hammock Beach. With a BA in Communications & Media Relations from Fordham University, Sacchet most recently focused on transforming the culinary experience of upscale, private country clubs.
“I’m driven by the excitement and opportunity of change,” says Sacchet. “South Seas Island Resort has long been regarded as a quintessential Florida escape providing incomparable experiences. I’m thrilled to work with the team to create an unforgettable, service-oriented dining experience in each of our outlets.”
Seemingly adrift in the Gulf of Mexico, the 330-acre iconic South Seas Island Resort is nestled among mangroves and situated on two-and-half miles of powder-white beaches with more than half of the resort a dedicated wildlife preserve and estuary. Upscale island cuisine caught from surrounding waters, an executive golf course with each of the nine-holes boasting turquoise shore views, world-renowned sailing and shelling, fishing and discovering storied barrier islands are among the unforgettable experiences of a South Seas guest.