Douglas Hart is the director of food and beverage at Mirbeau Inn & Spa, an idyllic resort getaway in New York’s Finger Lakes region. Hart is responsible for overseeing culinary operations for the Finger Lakes boutique retreat.
Hart’s career in hospitality began while attending graduate school at Western Connecticut State University. During this time Hart was able to learn table-side presentations and expand his knowledge of wine while attending Kevin Zraly’s Windows on the World wine education classes. Taking his career to the next level Hart relocated to Chicago working as the department head and assistant food and beverage director at the Ritz-Carlton and Four Seasons Hotels. From there Hart became general manager at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago working alongside Wolfgang Puck. Hart was then appointed director of restaurants after opening the Peninsula Hotel. In 2003 Hart was recruited to Borgata in Atlantic City as the general manager of 3 Italian restaurants. From 2006 to 2009 Hart was consulting for the newly renovated Isle of Capri Casinos and Biloxi and Fort Lauderdale from 2006 to 2009. Most recently Hart worked as the food and beverage director at the Vernon Downs Casino & Hotel in Vernon, New York.
Hart holds degrees in History, Sociology and Secondary Education from Columbia University. He now resides in Camillus, New York.
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Sarah Carmadello is spa director at Mirbeau Inn & Spa, an intimate, year-round retreat for rejuvenation and romance in the heart of New York’s Finger Lakes wine region. Carmadello is responsible for managing day-to-day operations of the 14,000-square-foot wellness facility, along with implementing Spa Mirbeau’s life-balancing programs.
Prior to joining the team at Mirbeau in 2012, she held the position of salon and spa director at LifeTime Fitness in Syosset, N.Y. She also worked with L’Occitane En Provence, Jurlique Store & Spa and Bliss Spa in Manhattan, served as the Northeast Account Executive for Guinot beauty care and was spa manager at Estée Lauder in Manhasset, N.Y.
A licensed esthetician, Camardello is a graduate of the Christine Valmy International School for Esthetics in Albany, N.Y.
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