Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Welcomes Two New Chefs To Culinary Team

December 5, 2022

Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa – situated on the largest stretch of privately owned beach in South Florida – proudly announces the appointment of Carlos Landeiro as the new Senior Sous Chef of 3030 Ocean Restaurant and Carissa DaSilva as the resort’s new Pastry Chef.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Chef Carlos and Chef Carissa to the team,” said Jesse Demmers, Executive Chef at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach. “Landeiro brings a level of talent and expertise that will elevate the creativity of the menu, growth of our internal team and overall culinary experience for both guests and locals alike. DaSilva’s passion to create amazing deserts is incomparable. She thrives in terms of creating new flavor combinations and using those flavors to build a new desert, so we’re very excited for the extra sweet experience she brings to the team.”

A native to South Florida, Carlos Landeiro was born and raised in Miami and has always enjoyed the science behind food and creating new experiences. Landeiro joins the team at Marriott Harbor Beach following a stint at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort, where he worked as a Specialty Lead Cook before climbing the ranks to Sous Chef. Prior to that, Chef Carlos resided in Chicago where he spent time as a Chef De Partie for the two-star Michelin Restaurant, Acadia. In his new role, he will wear the hat of Senior Sous Chef for Marriott Harbor Beach’s 3030 Ocean Restaurant, a casual and chic beachfront dinner bistro serving up a unique, creative and passionate combination of flavors spanning stylish American Cuisine, the freshest seafood and signature cocktails.

“I am excited to be joining the Harbor Beach Marriott family and to be able to create experiences for guest dining at 3030,” said Chef Landeiro. “Coming from JW Marco Island and Acadia in the South Loop of Chicago, I am really looking forward to using produce from nearby farms and some of the freshest seafood from right outside our windows.”

Entering the industry a bit differently, Carissa DaSilva’s career started from a simple hobby she enjoyed doing at home that grew into a small business, a little pastry shop called For the Love of Sweets. Since then, Carissa has worked in several professional kitchens in the South Florida area, the first being Artisan Beach House at the Ritz-Carlton in Bal Harbor where she worked alongside Paula DaSilva, a long-time South Florida Chef and previous “Hell’s Kitchen” contestant. Her next venture was to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla. where she served as the Pastry Sous Chef. DaSilva then went on to work in the private club sector for a bit at the Lauderdale Yacht Club and Mizner Country Club, before making her way to Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa.

Set on 16 acres of private beach, Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa is an iconic property boasting a lively experience for all ages and interest. Located in the exclusive Harbor Beach community, surrounded by shades of blue and vibrant flora and fauna, the resort shines with a personality reminiscent of an upscale Caribbean resort and its central location places guests just minutes from the shops, dining and nightlife of Las Olas Boulevard. On property, the resort delivers a myriad of activities and amenities ideal for a wide range of guests. When it’s time to refuel, pick from one of the resort’s four onsite restaurants, including 3030 Ocean Restaurant, Sea Level Restaurant and Ocean Bar, Riva and Loggerhead Sand Bar, or opt for the ultimate toes-in-the sand experience with Barefoot Dining. The Spa at Marriott Harbor Beach is where relaxation reaches new heights, offering ingenious therapies and mind-body wellness activities individually tailored to restore mind, body and spirit. Those seeking a bit of adventure can take a dip in the tropical lagoon pool, test their skills in a variety of water sports or venture off the sand to the tennis and pickleball courts. Plus, with more than 100,000 square feet of spectacular indoor and outdoor event space, the full-service oceanfront oasis makes for a premier meeting and event destination.

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About Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa
Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa invites guests to embrace beachfront living in style. Nestled along a quarter mile stretch of pristine private beach, the resort effortlessly blends laid-back tropical tranquility with signature Marriott service and places guests in the perfect location near the shops, dining and nightlife of Las Olas Boulevard. On property, guests can retreat to one of the resort’s updated guest rooms and suites, many of which feature private balconies to soak in waterfront views, dive into the lagoon-style pool, spend the day jet skiing and snorkeling, or head to The Spa for an afternoon of pampering. When it comes to culinary adventures, the resort offers ample opportunities with an array of unique restaurants, ranging from upscale and eclectic to quick service and Barefoot Dining. Whatever it is you wish to do, with an expansive variety of programming and activities, an unmatched collection of culinary experiences and a picture-perfect setting that offers an escape from the everyday, Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa looks forward to exceeding all expectations.

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