KEY WEST, Fla. – Barbary Beach House Key West has announced the appointment of Edward Sheets as executive chef at the recently opened oceanfront property.
Sheets will direct all culinary operations, guiding teams and directing menus, staff, and meal preparation at both Drifter’s Cove Restaurant and Shipwrecker’s Poolside Bar.
“Ed has an impressive background in culinary arts, which is a great pairing with our passion for providing exceptional and exemplary service,” said hotel general manager Milos Davidovic. “His extensive training and experience will make him a tremendous asset.”
Working for more than two decades in the restaurant industry, Sheets was most recently culinary director of Live in the Vineyard Entertainment Group in Napa, Calif., where he coordinated all culinary aspects of various festivals, working with multiple wineries, restaurants, and chefs to execute high-profile food events. Prior to this, Sheets was event chef for the Hotel Villagio in northern California and executive chef for the Wild River Grille in Reno, NV. He has also held a teaching position with Johnson & Wales University, as well as other sous chef and kitchen manager titles. He is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University, where he earned his degree in culinary nutrition.