Canary Santa Barbara (Calif.) announced Rene Clemente as director of food and beverage for Finch & Fork Restaurant and the Canary Santa Barbara. With an extensive background in hospitality, Clemente brings more than 11 years of experience with some of the finest restaurants and hotels across the country. In his new role, Clemente will oversee all food and beverage operations of the restaurant and Canary Santa Barbara.
Prior to relocating to Santa Barbara, Clemente served as F&B Director at Colorado's Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa. His previous roles include serving as Director of Banquets at the 5 Diamond St. Regis in Atlanta, and as F&B Manager at the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel, where his department ranked #1 in the company.
“Finch & Fork and the Canary cater to a variety of clientele, from intimate dinners and beautiful weddings, to tasteful private events,” said Clemente. “I’m looking forward to working with the talented culinary and events team here to deliver an excellent guest experience set to the highest of standards.”
Clemente was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. When he isn’t busy maintaining the level of service and reputation Finch & Fork and Canary Santa Barbara are known for, Clemente can be found spending time with his wife, son and cocker spaniel Sadie.