With more than 20 years of experience, Robbie Glowczwski operates with one goal: setting the standard for outstanding culinary experiences. His intimate knowledge of the local area and trending hot spots for off-site events affords him exclusive access to premier locations—from Newport high-rises to extravagant yachts—for events that rival Orange County’s top restaurants. His passion for food and wine translates into interactive culinary adventures with unique combinations of sights, sounds, entertainment and cuisine to delight all of the senses. The result? Extraordinary service far beyond what guests can imagine.
David oversees all culinary operations for Fashion Island Hotel and Coastal Catering. With a local, farm-to-fire approach, he’s always driven by fresh flavors. “My cuisine allows the main ingredients to speak for themselves.” There is simplicity to his dishes, but with globally inspired techniques and products. “I like classic dishes, but give them a California-coastal twist.” Executive Chef at the hotel for several years now, David truly brings a restaurant, foodie-type experience to every catered event.
ANDY DE LA CRUZ
From baking bread and wedding cakes to concocting special cookie doughs, Pastry Chef Andy de la Cruz is multi-talented and loves doing it all. He’s a 20-year hospitality professional responsible for creating all pastries for Fashion Island Hotel and Coastal Catering. Andy is especially known for coming up with “personalized artistic desserts” for events. For these creations he puts flavor first and then focuses on presentation – a process that includes teamwork and experimentation with ingredients, colors and shapes to give clients sweet one-of-a-kind endings that are yummy, clever and fun. He also works in tandem with Oak Grill’s Chef Brittany Valles on all pastry creations for Oak Grill and Aqua Lounge – where great comfort food with a contemporary twist is served.