WHO:The new Guy Harvey’s RumFish Grill & Bar at Guy Harvey Outpost – a TradeWinds Beach Resort, just 30 minutes from Tampa on Florida’s west coast on the island of St. Pete Beach. The 211-room resort is one of only two Guy Harvey Outpost hotels in the United States.
WHAT:RumFish Grill & Bar at the Guy Harvey Outpost recently named Aaron Schweitzer as chef de cuisine and Aaron Rademan the general manager of the new restaurant, scheduled to open in late May. As chef de cuisine, Schweitzer will be in charge of all facets of RumFish’s food service including menu writing, culinary direction and guest service. With more than 21 years of experience in the restaurant industry, Schweitzer was most recently the executive chef of Circa Restaurant Group in Wilmington, NC where he worked for 13 years and opened seven restaurant concepts and oversaw all kitchen operations. Restaurants in the group include Circa 1922, Boca Bay and Osteria Cicchetti. Prior to that, he worked as the chef de cuisine for Landfall County Club, also in Wilmington. Other experience includes work with Louis’s Charleston Grill and NOLA, Emeril Lagasse’s restaurant in New Orleans. Schweitzer is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts.
Aaron Radman has been named RumFish’s general manager. In this position, Radman will oversee all food and beverage and guest services. He will be in charge of staffing, purchasing and financial performance of the restaurant. For the past five years, Radman served as the director of food and beverage operations for Nova Hotel Group in Clearwater, where he was responsible for the food and beverage operations of 10 restaurants in five different hotels. Before that, he was the general manager for Roy’s Restaurant in Sarasota for seven years. Radman attended Bakersfield College in California and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Arizona. He is also a wrestling coach for Gear 5 Wrestling and St. Petersburg High School.
WHERE: Located on Florida’s Gulf Coast, RumFish Bar & Grill at Guy Harvey Outpost features innovative seafood and more surrounded by a number of stunning salt-water fish tanks, nightly entertainment and a retail shop that carries the largest selection of Guy Harvey merchandise in the area. The restaurant’s main attraction is a 33,500-gallon aquarium built by Wayde King and Brett Raymer of Animal Planet’s hit series, “Tanked.” Guy Harvey Outpost guests will exclusively have the opportunity to snorkel in the tank among indigenous fish such as snook, redfish, trout, tarpon, grouper, snapper, small sharks and even eels.
For reservations and information, call toll-free (844) RUMFISH (786-3474) or (727) 329-1428 or visit www.RumFishGrill.com