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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

    ABSTRACT

    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
    Competition

    -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 Opentable.com after our 1st year before the pandemic closed the doors. 

    https://www.opentable.com/r/cypress-on-ocean-stuart?page=1&sortBy=newestReview

    M/Y VISION- 60M Benetti Mega-Yacht

    20172020

    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. 

    Owner/Chef

    "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

    20152016

    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

    20122012

    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

    20102012

    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

    20092010

    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

    20072010

    President

    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

    20022004

    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 

    UPS

    19992002

    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

    19961999

    Owner/Operator

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

    Education

    STCW

    2017Present

    Basic Seamanship

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

    20182023

    ENG1

    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

    20022004

    BS- Business Management

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

    Palm Beach Atlantic University

    20002002

    Associate Degree- Marketing

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

    Greater Works Academy

    19961999

    H.S. Diploma

    National Honor Society 

    Certifications

    Harvard University- Online Certification

    20212022

    Exercising Leadership

    Foundational Principles

    ServeSafe

    2009Present

    Serve Safe Food Saftey Manager

    Quantum Metric

    20212022

    CPD- Continuous Product Design

    A better way to operate

    PADI

    2001Present

    Advanced Open Water Diver Certification