Summary of expertise:
Jeff Simms, Executive Chef of Banquets at The Breakers Palm Beach, is known for outstanding, artfully presented banquet fare, made with top-of-the-line products for the most discriminating tastes. Chef Simms oversees all the resort's banquet operations which serve an average of 25,000 guests per month, along with food service at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. Chef Simms banquet fare wows everyone from the discriminating chairperson of a gala fundraising event, to the seasoned corporate meeting planner, to the most demanding mother of the bride. Chef Simms can speak on trends in banquets and catering; menu ideas for special events; trends in wedding menus;
Blog/Web site: www.thebreakers.com
Chef of the Year Award in 2007 from the American Culinary Federation of Palm Beach County; Culinary Excellence Award from La Chaine Des Rotisseurs, a prestigious food and wine society, and the Outstanding Culinary Achievement Award from the American Academy of Chefs. Most recently, Johnson & Wales University, renowned for its culinary arts education program, honored Simms as Distinguished Visiting Chef at a public dinner held at the North Miami campus.
Prior media experience:
Extensive experience with both national broadcast and print media
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