Following nearly three years serving as Banquet Chef for The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale, Ryan Fisch has been appointed to Chef de Cuisine of Burlock Coast. Fisch, who held some of the highest food quality scores across the company in 2018 and 2019, has transitioned back into the restaurant that he helped re-brand and re-open to work under the direction of Executive Chef Paula DaSilva. In this role, his responsibilities include working alongside the restaurant’s culinary team to create inventive, refined farm-to-table cuisine with a focus on local seafood.
A graduate of Johnson and Wales University with a degree in culinary arts, Fisch continued his education at Florida International University where he earned a second degree in hospitality management. His culinary career began working alongside renowned Chef Michelle Bernstein at Michy’s in North Miami. His next role landed him at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale in 2012 where he started as a cook at Via Luna Restaurant, the restaurant that previously occupied the space where Burlock Coast is currently. From there, Fisch worked his way up the ladder to hold several positions at Burlock Coast including Junior Restaurant Chef and Senior Restaurant Chef before transitioning into the role of Banquet Chef for the property. In his career, Fisch also had the opportunity to open The West Hollywood Edition Hotel in California in the role of Banquet Chef where he oversaw all food operations for the property.
An East Coast native, Fisch has always fostered a passion for food and an unabating desire to learn. His love for cooking was nurtured during his childhood in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where his home was filled with the comforting scents of roasted peppers and garlic on the weekends. Memories of his grandmother’s Sicilian pizza dough left to rise on top of the family dryer and his grandfather’s lobsters running wild on the floor of the Italian household, led Fisch to pursue his very own culinary dream.
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