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Michael Klauber, Food and Beverage Director, The Colony Beach and Tennis Resort, Longboat Key, FL

While still in his twenties, Klauber obtained his present position. Now in his thirties, he has been instrumental in building one of the great wine lists in the country. He's worked ceaselessly to improre the quality of food and service at The Colony. Today, their wine selection totals more than 20,000 bottles. Klauber attended Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, served his formal apprenticeship at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in New Orleans and later worked at Arnauds Restaurant in New Orleans during the restaurant's renovation and restoration period.