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Chef Justin Spott Takes the Helm at Tarpon Bay Seafood Restaurant, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa

BONITA SPRINGS, FL (February 28, 2020) Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa is pleased to announce the appointment of Chef Justin Spott as Chef De Cuisine at Tarpon Bay Restaurant. After nine years of experience in numerous culinary roles at the award-winning resort, Chef Spott is already at work creating new entrees while keeping old favorites at this popular, fine seafood restaurant, located at the picturesque Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs, FL.

“My plan is to bring a tropical Mediterranean vibe to Tarpon Bay’s seafood menu. I enjoy cooking in a French style with beautiful presentations and fresh, locally sourced ingredients that enhance the flavors of my recipes,” said Chef Spott. “I’ve already incorporated a new offering consisting of a three-course meal paired with wines. Our regulars really enjoy it so far,” he said.

General Manager Brian Kramer is “thrilled to see Justin, who is a rising star chef, take the helm at Tarpon Bay.  He is a talented culinarian who has demonstrated his passion for creating memorable dining experiences and will be a fantastic addition to an already talented team.”

“Working with Justin, and watching his growth has truly been a pleasure over the last 9 years. From his first interview to now, his Hyatt career is truly remarkable, and I am truly, very proud of his achievement!” said Hyatt’s Executive Chef Andreas Singer.

Justin began his Hyatt culinary career as a Florida transplant from Virginia where he was a Banquet Line Cook. Now, as a member of the American Culinary Federation, Justin has spent years gaining further experience at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa, serving as a Culinary Supervisor at Tarpon Bay, Chef at Tanglewood restaurant, and a contributor to the resort’s banquets preparations. He is a proven leader that has stepped up to the occasion when needed. His leadership skills can be attributed to his completion of Hyatt’s Future Leaders program where skilled individuals can be guided towards reaching their full potential.

About Tarpon Bay Restaurant

Open to the public daily, Tarpon Bay’s menu highlights include crispy whole snapper, pan-seared grouper, lobster mac n’cheese, and grilled swordfish. Dine in a relaxed yet refined cottage atmosphere, featuring indoor and outdoor seating with lake and resort views, an intimate ceviche bar, full cocktail bar, and an outdoor fire pit on the patio under the banyan trees. Serving dinner daily from 5:30pm to 10:00pm and Sunday Champagne and Jazz Brunch every Sunday from 10:30am to 2:00pm. Enjoy live jazz in the bar on Friday and Saturday evenings from 7:00pm to 10:00pm and during Sunday Brunch. For reservations, call Tarpon Bay at 239 390 4295. See the menu.