NEW TO THE BAND: MATTHEW ZAPPOLI AS CHEF DE CUISINE AT THE REZ GRILL

We are proud to welcome Matthew Zappoli, as Chef de Cuisine, to the team at our newest culinary destination, The Rez Grill! He is joining Creative Culinary Director, Frank Anderson, in the kitchen of The Rez Grill, bringing with him 20 years of notable culinary experience. Zappoli, a New Jersey native, began his long-standing career in 1998 when he graduated with honors from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in

Get to Know Seminole Hard Rock Tampa’s Creative Culinary Director, Frank Anderson

This week the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa officially opened the doors to their latest restaurant concept, The Rez Grill. At the helm of the American grill concept is the newly appointed Creative Culinary Director, Frank Anderson, whose pedigree includes running the kitchens at James Beard-awarded, Los Angeles-based restaurants, Animal and Son of a Gun. A graduate of Southern Maine Technical College and the Italian Institute for Advanced

Meet Chef Cisco: Chef de Cuisine of Council Oak Steaks & Seafood

The newest Chef de Cuisine for Council Oak Steaks & Seafood Francisco Pomalaza is full of passion, energy, and intent on taking you on a culinary adventure. Known as Chef Cisco, he’s is the new fiery chef who’s heating up the kitchen inside the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa. Chef Cisco’s career has been spent in many award winning restaurants such as Talula Restaurant, Blue Moon Fish Co and

Chef Brings New Flavors to Council Oak at Hard Rock Tampa

Michael Balles, newly appointed head chef for Council Oak Steaks and Seafood brings his culinary expertise to Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa. Having graduated from the Academy of Culinary Arts, Chef Mike started his career in the same city that he was born, Atlantic City. He held a crucial role in the opening of Bobby Flay Steak house in the Borgata Hotel & Casino. He later became the