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Bob Statler

Award-Winning Super Yacht Chef, James Beard Foundation-Chef's Boot Camp Alumni, Muse Bar and Bistro- Chef & Partner

    Work History


    Who is Chef Bob?

    A descendant of EM Statler, operator of the largest hotel in the word, he has hospitality deep in his veins.  After opening restaurants with James Beard Foundation's "Best Chef in America", Chef Allen Susser, he went on to win 2nd place at the largest boat show in the world for his “Lions, Lobsters & Pearls” dish. 3 years invested as executive chef on a 200 foot super yacht prepared him to open his first farm-to-table restaurant on Ocean blvd. They won 11 awards in their first year before the pandemic closed the doors.

    Chef Bob's true passion for supporting local producers has led him to volunteer as a board member for Slow Food USA (a non-profit). In this capacity he serves as a leader among chefs to encourage the adoption of more locally produced goods. He was honored when asked to serve as a panelist at the Florida state conference.  

    His interests include Scuba diving for invasive lionfish, wild foraging uber-local ingredients, fermentation of many types, BBQ smoking, dry aging and utilizing Koji (a beneficial “mother culture”) to create to incredible depth of flavor and unique creations like “lobster bacon”.

    STCW Certified!

    Recent Highlights:

    -James Beard Foundation Chef's Boot Camp Alumni.

    - Slow Food Board Member and "Chef Liaison" for Gold & Treasure
    Coast Chapters.

    -2nd Place at Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show's "Surf & Turf Chef's

    -Bacardi Rum @ Art Basel 2018

    -Panelist for Slow Food Florida State Conference

    -Longines Global Champions Tour- South Beach, Miami

    -Palm Beach County School Board's Technology Conference
    w/600 attendees

    -Palm Beach Post Newspaper "#1 Thing To Do" feature for my Historic
    Dinner for Charity

    Muse Bar and Bistro

    May 2022Present

    Executive Chef/Partner

    Opening Fall of 2022

    Director of Hospitality

    Promoted and tasked with building on the success achieved at Germantown with HRA's newest brand new community. 

    Was told by our first resident that "He'd eaten at the Prince's palace in Dubai and preferred my cuisine to anything he's ever eaten. "

    Director of Hospitality

    Director of Hospitality for a brand new assisted
    living & memory care community.

    Recruited from FL to move here for this role.

    Utilizes a bounty of local/seasonal produce, fruits and artisanal goods.

    Exceeds 50% occupancy in 1st year while in the midst of a global pandemic. Hospitality outreach and reputation helps growth. 

    Executive Chef/Co-Owner

    Globally inspired, locally sourced cuisine served in a modern & bright 100 Seat Restaurant with Full Bar. We won 11 diners choice awards on after our 1st year before the pandemic closed the doors.

    M/Y VISION- 60M Benetti Mega-Yacht


    Head Chef

    Works as a member of the team- helping with lines, standing watch or whatever is needed.  Delivers top-of-category cuisine that exceeds the Owner's expectations.  Maintains a spotless galley. 


    "Handcrafted, Gourmet, Organic Catering"

    Providing healthy, delicious, nutritious, inspired food prepared with 5
    Star techniques, at some of the finest venues in S. Fl.

    Bacardi Rum @Art Basel, Longines Global Champions Tour On South Beach, Miami Dolphins, etc.

    Summer Sports Camps for Kids- Michigan '15 & New Hampshire '16 on 500 Acre Private Island


    Served as Head Chef at 2 different Camps for the same company.

    Managed, Motivated Trained teams of over 40 International workers with very diverse backgrounds assembled for just that summer. 

    Taught and Certified all food workers in Safe Food Handling Procedures.

    Kids in dining hall would chant "We Love Chef Bob" of their own accord. 

    D.I.G. Doing it Green


    Head Chef

    Managed all BOH aspects for a 200 seat Organic Restaurant. Created innovative new dishes with accordant cost analysis and pricing/portioning guidelines to achieve profitability. 

    Chef Allen Susser


    Kitchen Manager/Restaurant Opening Team Lead

    Worked, Learned and Opened restaurants with Chef Allen who was named "Best Chef in America" several times. 

    Bella Vita Trattoria Italiano


    Chef & Manager

    Responsible for all aspects of restaurant operations from FOH to BOH. Cooked all dishes, trained/managed employees, recruited/hired/trained new staff.

    GreenWorld Realty



    Full-Service, Sustainability Focused, Real Estate Brokerage with 15 Real Estate Agents.

    Senior Sales Executive

    Responsible for all aspects of the sales process from prospecting to closed sale. 100% Commission.

    My team and I set the real estate sales record for the entire Nation with $376 Million sold in one weekend.

    Statler Signs and Advan Advertising, LLCs


    Senior Sales Executive/Site Acquisition Specialist

    Managed and sold all aspects of transit advertising for 2 counties and many billboards.

    Researched, explored and analyzed new sites for potential acquisition and financial viability 



    Supervisor- Unload & Preload

    Responsible for 15 employees and 45 package trucks. Worked the 3:00am-8:00am shift before going to class.

    Bob's Lawn Care



    Serviced residential and commercial accounts with a staff of 3 part-time employees during high-school.




    Basic Seamanship

    Firefighting, First-Aid, CPR, Basic Survival Techniques, Etc. 



    Health Certification stating my physical worthiness to work aboard a seafaring vessel. In the event of a fire, we are the fire department. 

    University of Pittsburgh


    BS- Business Management

    Played and Coached on Golf team from '02-'04

    Palm Beach Atlantic University


    Associate Degree- Marketing

    Was Supervisor at UPS for scholarship assistance (3:00a.m.-8:00a.m. M-S)

    Greater Works Academy


    H.S. Diploma

    National Honor Society 


    Harvard University- Online Certification


    Exercising Leadership

    Foundational Principles



    Serve Safe Food Saftey Manager

    Quantum Metric


    CPD- Continuous Product Design

    A better way to operate



    Advanced Open Water Diver Certification