Industry Update
Appointment12 January 2021

Stephanie Bisogne

Appointed Executive Chef
At Sal Y Mar Rooftop Bar in Tampa - FL, USA

Stephanie Bisogne

Executive Chef Stephanie Bisogne will direct daily culinary operations at Sal Y Mar, the hotel's signature rooftop bar. Bisogne has been an Executive Chef for Concord Hospitality for four years, most recently at Embassy Suites Charlotte Uptown. Prior to that, she was a Sous Chef for Marriott International. Bisogne attended Johnson & Wales for her Associate's Degree in Culinary Arts and a Bachelor's Degree in Food and Beverage Management. She also completed a hotel hospitality study abroad program in Sarria, Spain, and traveled to several European countries while abroad. Bisogne and her family have relocated to Tampa Bay and look forward to finding and exploring several new hiking locations in Florida.

Concord Hospitality Enterprises

Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company, an award-winning hotel management and development company based in Raleigh, N.C., manages more than 90 hotels offering more than 13,000 guest rooms in 20 states and two Canadian provinces.
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