Cherry has welcomed Chef Philip Marzelli as its Chef de Cuisine. Chef Marzelli has an extensive culinary career in Washington D.C., previously working as Sous Chef in restaurants as Cork Wine Bar, Garrison Restaurant and more. Most recently, he served as Executive Chef at Sfoglina in Downtown D.C.
Most recently, Van Dullemen held the position of General Manager at The Excelsior, Hong Kong and Area Vice President for South China with oversight responsibility for Mandarin Oriental, Guangzhou, Mandarin Oriental, Sanya, and the soon to open Mandarin Oriental, Shenzhen. With over 30 years of hospitality experience and nearly two decades of service with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Van Dullemen has held several key positions with the Group including General Manager of The Landmark Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong, General Manager of the former Mandarin Oriental, Manila and Mandarin Oriental, Dhara Dhevi, Chiang Mai. Additionally, he was the Hotel Manager of the Group’s award-winning Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok property, and Resident Manager at Mandarin Oriental, Hyde Park, London.
The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City announced the appointment of Phil Skerman as Executive Chef. He directs all food and beverage operations at the luxury property, located adjacent to the Pentagon and Air Force Memorial. Renowned as a pivotal venue for banquets, for businesses, such as defense contractors, and social events, including weddings, Chef Skerman manages culinary preparations for over 700 events annually, overseeing a staff of 150 culinary professionals and support teams. Previously, Chef Skerman was Executive Sous Chef at The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City. He has served as a chef at Ritz-Carlton locations throughout Florida and the Washington, D.C. region. Chef Skerman’s background includes strategic planning and introduction of new food & beverage initiatives at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner.
The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City announced the appointment of Bradley N. Cance as General Manager of the Arlington-based luxury property, located adjacent to the Pentagon and Air Force Memorial. His leadership will guide the hotel through an extensive renovation to reveal a banquet transformation debuting in March 2020. Cance has managed luxury properties throughout his impressive career, achieving five-star and five-diamond ratings and managing multi-million dollar renovations. He previously was General Manager at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis, and The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach. Familiarity with the Washington, DC metropolitan area is one of Cance’s strong assets, as he was General Manager and Chief Operating Officer at the prestigious Bethesda Country Club for eight years. Cance now lives with his family in Bethesda, MD.