SUMMIT, N.J. (Sept. 23, 2019) – The Grand Summit Hotel, a historic hotel serving the greater New York area, has appointed Anthony Sindaco as food and beverage director, responsible for developing memorable dining experiences for hotel guests, business and social groups and local patrons of its full-service restaurant, The Hat Tavern.
Sindaco, who trained in the Brigade de cuisine system under Master Chef Rene Mettler at Buck Hill Inn, Buck Hill Falls, Pennsylvania, also served apprenticeships as chef de partie at the Helmsley Palace hotel in New York under Master Chef Andre Rene and chef de tournant at the Palace Hotel in Gstaad, Switzerland, under Master Chefs Hans Jolidon and Peter Wyss.
A two-time James Beard House guest chef, Sindaco was a semifinalist in the James Beard House Best Chef South competition from 2006 to 2008 and the winner of two silver and two bronze medals at the 1984 and 1988 International Culinary Olympics in Frankfurt, Germany, competing as a member of the New York Culinary Team.
In 2014 he established Sindaco’s in Luzerne, Pennsylvania, where as chef and owner he developed and served signature hearth-fired artisan pizzas, innovative pasta dishes and made-to-order contemporary cuisine.
He was founder, owner and chef of Sea, an upscale, casual fine-dining restaurant in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Florida, from 2011 to 2014. The restaurant was rated “exceptional” by the Miami Herald, “4 stars” by the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel and “#1 Seafood Restaurant” by Open Table.
In 2008, he established Sindaco’s Consulting Service in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to provide culinary direction, concept development and wine management services. His clients included Grove Isle Resort in Coconut Grove, Florida; Caffe Europa, Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Weston Hills Country Club, Weston, Florida; Mizner Country Club in Delray Beach, Florida; and The Grand Summit Hotel.
He founded and operated the Sunfish Grill in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from 1998 to 2008. The restaurant was rated “exceptional” by the Miami Herald, “4 stars” by the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel and was honored by Wine Spectator magazine with its Award of Excellence and by Florida Trend magazine with multiple Golden Spoon Awards.
About The Grand Summit Hotel
Everything about The Grand Summit Hotel speaks to its authenticity as a historic icon in Northern New Jersey, from its intricate exterior brickwork reminiscent of a classic Tudor mansion to its original interior lobby, featuring a vaulted beamed ceiling, gold-leaf detailing, chestnut woodwork and stone fireplace.
More than 150 years after the hotel’s founding in 1868, its original guest rooms have been renovated to 21st century standards while retaining the boutique style and charm that distinguish them from the sameness of branded franchised hotels. The independent hotel’s family owners are committed to providing friendly, individualized service in the tradition of the founders.
The Grand Summit Hotel specializes in catered corporate and association meetings and social events, including weddings, anniversary celebrations, bar and bat mitzvahs, class reunions and baby showers. Its ballroom can accommodate up to 150 attendees for corporate meetings, 225 for social events and 350 for trade shows and receptions.
Summit is a popular destination for international business and leisure travelers, who come for meetings at the nearby headquarters of Fortune 100 companies as well as world-class shopping in the 150 stores and restaurants that comprise The Mall at Short Hills, just three miles away.