our Team

Meet Our Team

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DIRECTOR OF FOOD & BEVERAGE, MARCO FANELLIMarco Fanelli is the Director of Food & Beverage at the Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel & Spa. He has 15 years of hospitality experience, ranging from fine dining to independent restaurants. 

Born and raised in Long Island, New York, Marco’s love for restaurants started at an early age in his family’s restaurant, where, over the years, he worked his way up the ranks. While in school for Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida, he kick started his hotel career with an internship at the J.W. Marriott, Orlando Grande Lakes. Upon graduation, he cut his teeth with stints in New Orleans, Dallas & Denver at prestigious hotel brands such as The Ritz-Carlton and Four Seasons Hotels. With robust experience in banquets, fine dining and hotel operations under his belt, he moved to Vero Beach in November of 2018, where joined Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants and he oversees the daily food & beverage operations at the beautiful beachfront resort.

Executive Chef, Dan grunbeckDan Grunbeck is the Executive Chef at the Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel & Spa. He brings a wealth of hospitality experience in luxury resorts, specializing in high quality meats and fine dining.

Dan was born and raised in Long Island, NY and grew up harvesting fresh oysters and clams with his family. He immediately had a passion for foods and cooking and knew he wanted to be a Chef. Chef Dan has honed his skills at some of the best resorts and clubs in the world including: Kiawah Island at The Sanctuary in Charleston, S.C; The Little Nell and The Aspen Mountain Club in Aspen C.O, The Peninsula Grill at The Planters Inn in Charleston, S.C, and The Lodge and Spa and Brush Creek Range in Wyoming. He graduated from Johnson and Wales with a degree in Hotel & Lodging Management, with a Concentration in Sommelier. Dan relocated to Vero Beach to join the team in June of 2021 where he looks forward to focusing on fine details, fresh ingredients and putting Vero Beach on the culinary map.

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