[Orlando, Fla] The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA) recognized William Ryan, Resort Chef of Hawks Cay Resort, as the 2019 Chef of the Year at the association’s annual Hospitality Stars of the Industry Celebration. The gala, held on Sept. 15 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, honors men and women from around the Sunshine State for their remarkable work in the hospitality industry.
A graduate of the New England Culinary Institute, Chef Ryan has spent more than 30 years in culinary management. In 2014, he joined the Hawks Cay Resort team as Resort Chef where he oversees all aspects of food and beverage operations. His culinary skills, creative menu planning and artful presentations showcase why FRLA awarded him with Chef of the Year.