Naples, Fla., resort introduces new chef de cuisine

LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort's Baleen Restaurant has a new chef de cuisine, Brooke Kravetz. (LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort, Naples, Fla.)

LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort, a Noble House Resort located in Naples, Fla., appointed Brooke Kravetz as chef de cuisine of the resort’s signature restaurant, Baleen Restaurant. Kravetz joins Baleen with an innate talent and passion for creativity in the kitchen, as she enjoys taking classic recipes and flavor combinations and transforming them into new creations.

Kravetz moved to Naples in 2015 and served as executive sous chef at Sea Salt Naples, where she spent more than two years working closely with chef-owner Fabrizio Aieli and delved into Italian cuisine. Before that position, she served as chef de cuisine at Kitchen Restaurant in Boston.

Kravetz practices a cooking style in which the basic flavor combinations of food are simple, fresh, seasonal, tasty and presented in a special, unique way. This concept is exemplified with some of her new dishes coming to the menu at Baleen, such as the Roasted and Not Roasted Beet Salad and beef carpaccio ravioli. Kravetz is a graduate of Cambridge School of Culinary Arts in Cambridge, Mass.