ATLANTA, Sept. 26, 2016 — Sheraton Atlanta welcomes the appointment of Melvin M. Marcano as Executive Chef to the reputable Food and Beverage Team of the Sheraton Atlanta and in-house restaurant, Fandangles.

With over 14 years of culinary experience, Melvin's expertise ranges from national to international influences. His culinary journey started in Puerto Rico where his career began working for an award winning French restaurant. He moved to the United States in 2006 to parallel his hands-on experience with culinary arts education.

Marcano was selected to attend Le Cordon Bleu North America Program in Culinary Arts in Pittsburgh, PA, where he received his Associate Degree. He received his Bachelor Degree as well at the, Le Cordon Bleu North America Culinary Arts Management Program in Scottsdale AZ, and completed his Pro Chef Ι and Pro Chef ΙΙ at Hyde Park, NY, at the Culinary Institute of America.

Melvin has played a role in developing forward-thinking restaurant concepts and opening upscale dining establishments across the United States in conjunction with luxury resorts and independent hotels. His breadth of experience and reputation has landed him in executive roles with such namely establishments like Morton's Steakhouse and Ritz-Carlton.

We're very pleased to have Chef Melvin as part of our team, and we look forward to the new and exciting ideas he'll bring to the table," said Sheraton Atlanta Hotel General Manager Kevin Kobishop.