The DAYTONA Appoints Jason Ward As Executive Chef

/The DAYTONA Appoints Jason Ward As Executive Chef

The DAYTONA Appoints Jason Ward As Executive Chef

|2019-06-07T10:45:59-04:00June 6th, 2019|

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – June 6, 2019– Jason Ward has been appointed Executive Chef of The DAYTONA. The boutique, Marriot Autograph Collection hotel opened its doors in April and is located directly across from the world-famous Daytona International Speedway.

A Boston, Massachusetts native and certified Executive Chef in the American Culinary Federation, Ward has more than 25 years of experience working with Marriott hotels and restaurants across the United States. Most recently, he was Executive Chef of Trilogy at Ocala where he oversaw the golf resort’s community clubhouse and restaurant, managed daily food and beverage operations, conceptualized menus, and oversaw culinary operations.

Chef Ward showcases his fresh, innovative take on classic American fare at Sir Malcolm, the hotel’s full-service, on-site restaurant. The eatery gets its name from the legendary British racing motorist, Sir Malcolm, who’s known for setting various land speed records – five on the track in Daytona. The restaurant is upscale and contemporary with international influences and soulful menu items that showcase Ward’s whimsical twist on classic comfort food and pay homage to the area’s iconic racing history. Menu highlights include house-made corn bread with Moonshine butter, chili shrimp corn dogs with miso mustard, and dulce de leche waffles paired with smoked bourbon ice cream.

“Food is a common touch point for everyone. A great meal will not only bring our guests together at the table, it’ll also make them excited about staying with us and visiting the Daytona area,” said Ward. “I’m thrilled to be joining The DAYTONA’s talented food and beverage team and look forward to creating culinary experiences that take our guests to the raceway, the beach, the boardwalk, and beyond.”

In addition to Sir Malcolm, the DAYTONA features The Blue Flame, a contemporary bar with more than 16 custom craft beers on tap and cocktails inspired by the area’s legendary racing history. In addition, The Blue Flame features a signature Moonshine lighting ritual, and has a distillery partnership with Sugarland’s Shine, the official Moonshine of NASCAR®.

About The DAYTONA

Located directly across from the Daytona International Speedway, The DAYTONA embodies the world of racing, with a vibrant signature style. The brand new hotel is slated to open this spring with 144 custom luxury designed guest rooms that feature balconies with views of Victory Circle at ONE DAYTONA and Daytona International Speedway, an outdoor bar & terrace, heated swimming pool & spa, meeting space, and more than 10,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor event space. At just a mile from Daytona Beach International Airport and a few minutes from the area’s 27 miles of beaches, the property is the perfect escape for travelers seeking a chic and modern escape on Florida’s stunning east coast. For more info, visit www.thedaytona.com, follow us on Facebook (The Daytona, Autograph Collection).

The Autograph Collection® is an evolving ensemble of strikingly independent hotels. Exactly like nothing else, each destination has been selected for its quality, bold originality, rich character and uncommon details. From near to far, iconic to historic, the result is an array of properties that is nothing less than unique, nothing short of collectively exceptional. For more information and reservations please visit www.autographhotels.com, or explore our social media channels to learn more about championing the independent spirit.

Contact: Sydney Feldman

Sydney@DiamondPR.com/305.854.3544

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