Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort announced the appointment of Lulu Dangerfield as the new executive chef of Hotel Effie Sandestin. Dangerfield will work alongside James Beard Award-winning Chef Hugh Acheson, who will lead and curate all food and beverage offerings on property.
In her new role, Dangerfield will direct and oversee all food service operations throughout the property. The esteemed chef brings more than 10 years of culinary and hospitality experience to Hotel Effie, with a resume spanning the U.S. and Latin America. Dangerfield will manage the food and beverage team, oversee budgets and provide an exceptional experience for guests. She will collaborate regularly with Hugh Acheson, who has conceptualized all menus for Hotel Effie’s four culinary outlets. Dangerfield will help bring Acheson’s vision to life through day-to-day execution, along with her own visionary input by serving special menu items that evolve through the seasons.
“Dangerfield will be an integral part in steering the direction of Hotel Effie’s food and beverage offerings, joining the team at the ground level alongside Chef Hugh Acheson,” says Sara Becnel, Vice President of Development and General Manager of Sandestin. “The hotel restaurants will be destinations unto themselves, serving as a mainstay for guests as well as the local community.
Upon receiving her bachelor’s degree in culinary arts and food and beverage management in Mexico, Dangerfield held positions at prestigious hotels and restaurants, including the Four Seasons Hotel Houston, The Setai Miami Beach and 1 Hotel South Beach. Dangerfield also brings years of event knowledge to her new role at Hotel Effie. She is an expert in executing meals for thousands of meeting, event and wedding attendees, a skill that will go hand-in-hand with the hotel’s 20,000 square feet of meeting and event space.
Hotel Effie Sandestin is managed by Highgate, a premier hospitality investment and management company whose growing portfolio includes more than 100 properties in gateway cities worldwide.
Hotel Effie is a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Lifestyle Collection. All guests of Hotel Effie are eligible to enroll in the I Prefer hotel rewards program, which extends points redeemable for cash-value reward certificates, elite status, and special benefits such as complimentary internet to members upon every stay at more than 700 participating Preferred Hotels and Resorts locations worldwide.