Terranea Resort Names Michael Wildey Food and Beverage Manager of Nelson’s
Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. (Aug. 23, 2012) – Terranea Resort names Michael Wildey food and beverage manager of Nelson’s. Wildey will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations and management of the resort’s popular cliff side eatery.
“Michael brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise to the Nelson’s team,” said Director of Food & Beverage and Operations Shawn Jervis. “We welcome his leadership and value the tremendous community relationships he has developed through the years.”
Wildey, a South Bay native of Abalone Cove, has more than seventeen years of experience in the hospitality industry within Los Angeles County. Most recently, he served as general manager for Riviera Mexican Grill in Redondo Beach overseeing operations and instituting corporate policies and initiatives. He also spent more than ten years with Chart House Restaurant quickly moving through the ranks where he became the company’s youngest assistant general manager in Redondo Beach and was later promoted to general manager at the Malibu location. Wildey also spent time as a marketing associate with SYSCO Food Service where he excelled in client service and sales, managing more than 30,000 restaurant related products.
“I am excited to return to the South Bay community where I was born and raised,” said Food and Beverage Manager Michael Wildey. “Terranea Resort has created a special dining destination with Nelson’s – it is the perfect gathering place for locals, guests and all generations. I look forward to further enhancing the guest’s experience.”
Wildey earned his Associate of Arts Degree from Los Angeles Harbor College and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies with a Minor in Hospitality Foodservice and Hotel Management from California State University Long Beach. In his spare time, Wildey enjoys travel, surfing, and off-road adventure.
A guest favorite for casual dining, Nelson’s is perched directly above the ocean coves made famous by the 1950s television series Sea Hunt – from which this modern surf shack takes its namesake. The cliff-top eatery pays homage to Sea Hunt’s main character Mike Nelson, as well as actor Lloyd Bridges’ lifetime efforts to protect the environment and the ocean. Indoor furnishings are made from recycled materials, including Nelson’s centerpiece bar countertop, which is fashioned completely of recycled wine bottles. Guests enjoy coastal cuisine and a warm, friendly bar atmosphere surrounded by outdoor fire pits and unrivalled sunset views.
About Terranea Resort
Terranea, Los Angeles’ premier oceanfront resort, is located on California’s Palos Verdes Peninsula. Amid unparalleled Pacific Ocean views, guests enjoy world-class accommodations with 582 rooms that range from hotel suites to bungalows, oceanfront casitas and spacious villas, which are also available for purchase as seaside second homes through Terranea Real Estate. Amenities include The Links at Terranea, a nine-hole par three golf course; award-winning 50,000 sq. ft. oceanfront spa and fitness center; three swimming pools and a 140-foot waterslide; marea luxury boutique; 135,000 sq. ft. of conference and meeting space; and eight dining venues, including signature restaurant mar'sel; Nelson's, a cliff-side spot ideal for whale watching; and Asian-inspired bashi, newly opened June 2012. The resort’s innovative activity center and adventure concierge, Pointe Discovery, lets guests discover and explore Terranea’s rich terrain with miles of scenic coastal trails, secluded beach cove and ocean environment. Fun, enriching programs and activities such as habitat photography, falconry, kayorkle and paddleboarding are also abound. Terranea Resort is owned by a joint venture comprised of Lowe Enterprises and JC Resorts and managed by Destination® Hotels & Resorts. For more information, visit www.terranea.com, call 866-802-8000 or follow Terranea on Facebook
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