Appointed Corporate Executive Chef
At White Lodging Services in Merrillville - IN, USA
In his new role, Spadavecchia will be responsible for purchasing, menu engineering and approval, kitchen design, culinary training, crafting the processes for training in the kitchen throughout the White Lodging portfolio of restaurants, a culinary internship program, culinary recruitment and selection of mission critical and key feeder positions and career progression identification for back of the house.
Prior to his new position, Spadavecchia was the opening Director of Food and Beverage at the JW Marriott Indianapolis where he lead his team to No. 2 in guest service scores and was part of White Lodging's "Food and Beverage team of the year."
Spadavecchia has been the Director of Food and Beverage at three other properties and the executive chef at three properties as well. He was born in Bordeaux, France where he completed his culinary education before entering the military in 1991. While in the military, he was the personal chef for General Laffont, and later worked on several luxury sailing yachts as a gourmet chef and sailor.