ST. PETERSBURG, FL. (February 15, 2017) – There are many new and exciting things cooking up in the kitchen at The Birchwood. First, is the announcement of their new Executive Chef, Luke Decker, who will oversee all culinary operations at the property. Second, is the announcement of the new Chef de Cuisine, Anthony Decker, Chef Luke’s brother. The duo will be marketed as the “Brothers on Beach” as The Birchwood sits on scenic Beach Drive in Downtown St. Petersburg.
There has been a lot of activity in the kitchen lately! Upon being appointed, Decker quickly created and implemented a new menu that offers a variety of new choices for brunch, lunch and dinner at The Birch & Vine Restaurant, located inside The Birchwood. Decker has been working at the restaurant since its opening in 2013, and his familiarity of the kitchen and staff allowed for him to move quickly in executing the delivery of the new menu. Chef Luke’s intense work ethic, technical skills and love of cooking, fuels his excitement to bring his culinary skills to guests. All that combined with the experience his brother Anthony brings from his years at Felidia in New York City working as Chef de Cuisine under Lidia Bastianich, makes for a great “pairing”.
“We are thrilled to have two great chefs and brothers bring their culinary talent to The Birchwood. Their passion brings a lot of energy and enthusiasm that will transform into elevated guest experiences,” said owner Chuck Prather.
About The Birchwood:
Built in 1922, The Birchwood is an historic, Spanish Mission style building that is listed in the National Registry of Historic Places, and has long been a local landmark on Beach Drive in downtown St. Petersburg. Originally designed as an apartment hotel, the property has been historically renovated as a boutique hotel, fine dining restaurant (Birch & Vine) and roof top lounge (The Canopy). To learn more about The Birchwood, Birch & Vine or The Canopy, call 727-744-5992 or visit www.TheBirchwood.com.
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