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Jared Potter Named Executive Chef for the Montauk Yacht Club
Resort Hotel & Marina, Long Island, New York

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Montauk, Long Island, New York, April 4, 2008 … The Montauk Yacht Club Resort Hotel & Marina has named Jared Potter its new executive chef, as announced by Linda Cerra, general manager of the famed Hamptons resort.  In this position, Potter will oversee the culinary operations for the hotel, including its restaurants and catering functions, from weddings to meetings to charity affairs.

Chef Potter was previously the executive sous chef of Virginia Crossings Resort, a Four-Diamond resort located in Richmond, Virginia.  During his tenure there, he was responsible for a $5 million food and beverage program, including overseeing two restaurants and banqueting for 25,000 square feet of conference space.

“I am so pleased to welcome Jared to the Montauk Yacht Club,” stated Cerra.  “He brings over a decade of experience, along with a fresh creative vision and perspective, to our resort dining experience.  He has already cooked for the President and Queen Elizabeth II, and we now look forward to him serving our guests and area residents.”

Earlier in his career, Chef Potter held positions of increasing responsibility within food and beverage for Hilton Hotels and at various restaurants in Virginia and Daytona Beach Florida.  He has received numerous awards and honors, including being named the NBC Dream Wedding Chef for 2006/2007, and participating in the Richmond March of Dimes “Dish of the Year for 2005.”  As well, he served as part of the culinary team for the Royal Visit of HM Queen Elizabeth II on the occasion of the 400th Anniversary of the Jamestown settlement -- also a guest was President George W. Bush.

Chef Potter began his culinary career at the young age of 14, and worked his way up the culinary industry with hard work and dedication, training under award-winning, Culinary Institute of America graduate, Chef Anthony Frank. Chef Potter is a self-taught ice carving specialist, as well as a world-class garde manger technician. Chef Potter is noted for putting his contemporary twist on classic dishes.

About Montauk Yacht Club Resort Hotel & Marina
Founded in 1928 and situated along a 22-acre waterfront, the historic Montauk Yacht Club Resort Hotel & Marina offers 107 comfortably elegant guestrooms with views of Lake Montauk, including 23 Villas.  The resort features superb dining in the Lighthouse Grill and lighter fare within the casual ambiance of Breeze’s Café.  Cohi Bar is the perfect setting for refreshments and relaxed conversation.  For an enhanced sense of well-being, the resort features the La Bella Vita Spa.  Social and corporate groups are accommodated in flexible event space, including four elegant, state-of-the-art rooms and a newly renovated ballroom.  Unique teambuilding fishing trips are available for groups and countless leisure activities are provided for guests.  Golfing is available nearby at Montauk Downs, an 18-hole course. The resort’s 232-slip marina, which has been recognized by Yachting magazine as a “Top Ten Marina Destination in North America, Mexico & the Bahamas,” features comprehensive on-site amenities, including 2 outdoor pools, one indoor pool,  WiFi access, and full resort access for marina guests.  Yacht capacity is 250+ feet with a maximum 12+-foot draft. For more information, visit www.montaukyachtclub.com.  Montauk Yacht Club Resort Hotel & Marina is an Island Global Yachting destination www.igymarinas.com.

About Island Global Yachting
From the islands of the Caribbean to the azure waters of the Arabian Gulf and other beautiful yachting destinations around the world, IGY is redefining the very idea of luxury marina experiences.  Founded in 2005, IGY focuses on acquiring, controlling and/or servicing luxury-yacht marinas and the surrounding upland real estate properties.  Island Global Yachting marinas operate under the signature Yacht Haven Grande collection and the IGY series brands, as well as several private labels.  Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, IGY also has offices in New York, NY; St. Thomas, USVI; and Dubai, UAE.  IGY is an affiliate of Island Capital Group LLC, a real estate merchant banking firm led and founded by Andrew Farkas, former chairman of Insignia Financial Group.  For more information, please visit www.igymarinas.com.

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Contact:

Ken Ellens
Ken Ellens Communications
201-758-2864 / 201-758-2865-Fax
KenEllens@aol.com

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Also See: Real Estate Developer Andrew Farkas Wants to Redevelop the Montauk Yacht Club into a World Class Yachting Destination / April 2007
Benchmark Hospitality International Appoints Linda Cerra General Manager of Montauk Yacht Club / August 2007
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