Vincente Lavayen, Epicurean Hotel, Tampa, Fla.
Vincente Lavayen has been promoted to director of food & beverage at the Epicurean Hotel in Tampa.
He oversees the hotel’s f&b outlets, including Elevage SoHo Kitchen & Bar and EDGE Rooftop Cocktail Lounge, as well as catering and events. Previously, he served as restaurant general manager for Elevage and assisted with beverage programs for Mainsail Lodging & Development’s sister hotel openings in other cities.
Lavayen served previously as managing partner with On Swann in South Tampa, where he developed the beverage program for Oak & Ola. He also served as a GM for TAPS Restaurant & Bar in Tampa, and also worked at Hudson at Waterway East, JB’s on the Beach and the Boca Raton Resort & Club.