Thursday, March 10, 2016

Four Points Bellingham Promotes Metzger and Appoints New Executive Chef Joao "Gio" d'Aquino



Four Points Bellingham Promotes Metzger and Appoints New Executive Chef Joao "Gio" d'Aquino



Douglas Metzger, who has more than 20 years of experience within food and beverage operations,
has been promoted to Director of Food and Beverage for the Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel and Conference Center. The property has also hired Joao “Gio” d’Aquino as Executive Chef.

Metzger now is directing all aspects of the food and beverage operations for the property, ensuring quality and service is the key factor with both front-of-the-house and back-of-the-house operations. Metzger’s culinary background includes the development and launch of multiple restaurants, as well as numerous years within operations of free-standing restaurants and large-scale conference facilities.

Four Points Bellingham General Manager Larry MacDonald said Metzger’s experience will improve performance overall within the food and beverage operations of the property, enhancing the guest experience in all outlets and catering banquets.

Metzger also has previously worked with d’Aquino, who has experience at many of Whatcom County’s top restaurants the last 20 years. They’ve created new menus that emphasize Pacific Northwest cuisine for both Chinuk and catering.

A graduate of the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, d’Aquino oversees food preparation for customers of Chinuk and Poppes 360 Neighborhood Pub, as well as banquet guests of Four Points Bellingham.




“The combination of Metzger and d’Aquino will give our guests the best dining experiences in Whatcom County,” MacDonald said.


Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel & Conference Center, managed by Providence Hospitality Partners, is located at 714 Lakeway Drive, Bellingham, just off Interstate 5 at Exit 253. Four Points by Sheraton is a brand of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. Four Points Bellingham is totally smoke-free throughout its 132 guest rooms, two restaurants (Poppes 360 Neighborhood Pub and Chinuk), indoor pool, fitness area and 14,000 square feet of meeting-room space. For more information, call (360) 671-1011 or (888) 671-1011 or visit www.FourPointsBellingham.com.




The Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham
714 Lakeway Drive
Bellingham, WA  98225
360-671-1011


A Providence Hospitality Partners Property