The Glen Cove Mansion Hotel and Conference Center recently welcomed Kevin Palm as their new award-winning executive chef.
Palm has trained under master chefs in Sicily, as well as under noted Chef Gisella Isidori in New York City and with Chef Lidia Bastianich at Felidia, the acclaimed Manhattan East Side restaurant. In his 20-year career he has worked with oted properties as the Omni Hotel at CNN Center, the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, the Stouffer Waverly Hotel Atlanta, New York Marriott Marquis, the Opryland Hotel and Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort.
“He comes to us with a remarkable culinary background spanning important assignments and training in the United States and internationally," said said Ata Kashanian, vice president and general manager of Glen Cove Mansion. "Having worked with both freestanding restaurants and in the luxury hotel setting, he brings a unique understanding of the culinary arts that will benefit our guests significantly."
Most recently, Palm operated his own highly successful food & beverage consulting business in Houston, serving Specialty Restaurant Corporation, Lakewood Yacht Club, San Jacinto North Campus, and a number of upscale restaurants. Previous to this he was corporate executive chef for Damian Demimeals, an exclusive and high-end healthy lifestyle home meal deliver service based in Tampa.
A member of the American Culinary Federation, Chef Palm has appeared in cooking segments on CNN, Fox, CBS and been featured in publications such as Food Arts, Nation’s Restaurant News and Culinary Trends Magazine. He cooked at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta and was Chef of the Turner Trumpet Awards.
Palm is also is the recipient of numerous First Place medals for ice carvings and tallow sculptures at the International Food Show in New York City. He has been awarded two gold medals and two grand prizes from the Caribbean Culinary Federation, and was the featured Chef at the International Culinary Festival in Cancun Mexico where he was awarded first place. He is a graduate of Bergen Community College. Chef Palm is relocating to the Glen Cove area.