PRESS | Press Release
Posted on 08/05/2013
Justin Wyborn Named Vice President of Food and Beverage at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek and Seminole Classic Casino in Florida
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (August 5, 2013) – Justin Wyborn has been named vice president of food and beverage at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek and Seminole Classic Casino. His appointment was announced by Larry Mullin, COO of Seminole Gaming.
In his new position, Wyborn oversees all food and beverage establishments inside Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood including the award-winning Council Oak Steak & Seafood restaurant, Center Bar, Beach Club, Blue Plate and Constant Grind; Seminole Casino Coconut Creek's NYY Steak, Sorrisi, Fresh Harvest, Legends Lounge, Nectar, Sunset Grill and First Street Deli; and Seminole Classic Casino's Classic Buffet, Classic Bingo Deli, The Deli and the Stage Bar.
Wyborn's international travels and extensive background in the hospitality world provide him with a well-rounded perspective of the industry that will seamlessly integrate into his current role.
With close to 20 years of culinary experience, Wyborn has been synonymous with the Nobu brand for over 15 years having opened eight Nobu restaurants, internationally, in London, England, New York, New York, Miami, Florida, Los Angeles and San Diego, California, Waikiki, Hawaii and Melbourne, Australia, stopping every few years to hold the general manager's role. Most recently, he oversaw all Nobu operations on the West Coast, including Los Angeles, Malibu and San Diego, California and Waikiki, Hawaii. Wyborn's epicurean pedigree has earned him a stellar reputation in the American culinary industry, resulting in him appearing twice as a guest judge on Gordon Ramsay's reality series, Hell's Kitchen.
Prior to his current position, Wyborn served as director of fine dining with The Star Casino in Sydney, Australia overseeing the openings of Momofuku Seiobo by David Chang (awarded Three Chef Hats/Best New Restaurant and Hottest Restaurant in Australia), BLACK by Teage Ezard, Osteria Balla by Manfredi, Sokyo and Bistro 80.
Additionally, Wyborn held a "front of house" cadetship at the famed Savoy Hotel in London. His experience also includes setting-up Nobu partner Drew Nieporent's The Coach House at the Harbor View Hotel in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
Wyborn holds a hospitality management degree from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.
About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino invites you to PLAYHARD! Play, stay, dine, and shop at South Florida's ultimate entertainment destination. Over 90 tables offer Blackjack, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Texas Hold 'em Bonus Poker, Casino War and Let it Ride on a nearly three-acre casino floor. Additionally, over 2,500 slots include the Native-American Casino linked Multi-Area Progressive Jackpots and Mega Jackpots. Separate high-limit rooms for table games and slots, in addition to a non-smoking room, are available for guests to enjoy. Loyal Player's Club members also have access to the exclusive VIP Plum Lounge and VIP Chef's Table show kitchen. The Poker Room at Seminole Hard Rock hosts various games and tournaments of Limit and No Limit Texas Hold 'em, 7-Card Stud and two dollar and four dollar limit Omaha Hi Lo games. Located inside the casino is Hard Rock Cafe -Hollywood, part of Hard Rock's 138 globally recognized rock 'n' roll restaurants. The Green Lodging Certified by the State of Florida, AAA Four Diamond-rated resort showcases 500 luxurious guest rooms, 40,000 square feet of meeting room space, Rock Spa, award-winning restaurants, high-energy nightclubs, lounges and bars, boutique retail shops, the 350-seat Paradise Live theater and the 5,500–seat Hard Rock Live concert arena. Located on State Road 7 (U.S. 441) in Hollywood, Florida. Take I-95, exit Stirling Rd. and travel west to 1 Seminole Way. For more information, call (954) 327-ROCK, 1 800-937-0010 or visit us online at www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com, facebook.com/seminolehardrockhollywood, twitter.com/SHRHollywood, instagram.com/semhardrockhollywood and youtube.com/semhardrockhollywood.
About Seminole Classic Casino
Seminole Classic Casino pioneered Indian gaming when it opened as the country's first large stakes bingo hall in 1979, eventually expanding with gaming machines and poker. The recently renovated landmark casino is now home to over 1,250 state-of-the-art slot machines such as Diamond Lotto, the Seminole exclusives Super 6 Lotto and Michael Jackson King of Pop, plus hot titles including Sex & the City, American Idol, Beverly Hillbillies, Wheel of Fortune and Judge Judy, blackjack, dealerless roulette and a high stakes bingo room. The gaming leader also recently opened "The Loosest Slots in America" gaming area, a selection of 29 popular slot machines guaranteed to payout the most often of their model of slots, anywhere in the country, as certified by Gaming Laboratory International (GLI) the world's leading gaming testing laboratory and technical consultancy. Seminole Classic Casino also features the Hollywood Hall entertainment pavilion, a full service bar, two delis, and an all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Seminole Classic Casino is located at 4150 North State Road 7, Hollywood FL 33021, just north of Miami and south of Interstate 595. For more information, please call 1-866-2CASINO or 954-961-3220 or visit www.seminolehollywoodcasino.com or www.facebook.com/SeminoleCasinoHollywood . Follow us on twitter at @SemCasinoHolly .
About Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
The all-new Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is South Florida's hottest place to play. With its recent $150 million expansion, the entertainment destination now features 65 table games of live Blackjack, Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Let it Ride and Spanish 21 plus a High-Limit area and lounge on a 100,000-square-foot casino floor. The new second floor non-smoking Stax Poker Lounge offers high stakes no-limit action including Texas Hold 'em, 7-Card Stud and Omaha Hi Lo tournaments. More than 2,300 Las Vegas-style slots include Wide-Area Progressive Jackpots and Mega Jackpots. Three new restaurants - the upscale NYY Steak, Sorrisi Italian Restaurant and the New York-style 1st Street Deli – join the award winning Fresh Harvest, Nectar Lounge and Sunset Grill. Taking total guest enjoyment to a new level is The Pavilion, a 1,200-seat concert venue, and the revolutionary Player's Club showcasing an innovative and immersive experience eliminating wait times. An environmentally friendly garage with solar energy and green art technology offers 2,400 covered parking spaces. An adjacent transportation hub is outfitted with valet service and a bus lounge for ultimate comfort and guest convenience. Open 24/7, 365 days, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is located at the corner of U.S. 441 (State Road 7) and Sample Road at 5550 NW 40 Street. For more information, call 954-977-6700, visit us online at www.seminolecasinococonutcreek.com or www.facebook.com/seminolecasinocococreek. Follow us on Twitter @SemCasinoCoCo.
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