Justin Leo

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Executive Chef Justin Leo joined B Resort & Spa, located in the Walt Disney World® Resort, in 2014 to helm the highly anticipated American Q restaurant, which features a modern take on classic barbecue specialties from more than a dozen regions throughout the United States and Latin America.  As part of the opening team, Leo was responsible for menu creation, which was developed in partnership with China Grill Management.

Previously, Leo served as executive chef at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, a 1,921-room property, in the heart of Orlando’s Tourism Corridor, where he directed a team of 50 culinarians for the resort’s nine food and beverage outlets.

Earlier in his career, Leo was sous chef at the 1,001-room Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, and later on, executive sous chef at Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel in Western New York, home of the AAA Four Diamond The Western Door, Western New York’s premier steakhouse.

World-class venues span his resume, including the Walt Disney World® Swan and Dolphin, also in Orlando’s Tourism Corridor; E.B. Green’s Steakhouse, Buffalo, N.Y., a longtime recipient of Tom Horan’s award for America’s Top Ten Steakhouses; and the Beaver Hollow Conference Center, a premier meetings facility in Western New York.

A member of the prestigious American Culinary Federation, Leo won a Bronze medal as part of ACF Culinary Team USA at the IKA International Culinary Exhibition, often referred to as the “Olympics” for culinary arts.

In addition to American Q, Leo also oversees two other food and beverage venues at B Resort & Spa, as well as in-room dining and banquet catering for meetings, weddings and celebrations.

American Q is located at 1905 Hotel Plaza Boulevard in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. For reservations, please call 407.827.3080.

ABOUT B RESORT & SPA

B Resort & Spa is owned by a joint venture between InSite Group and Quadrum Global. InSite Group is a boutique real estate investment and development company based in South Florida. Quadrum Global is a global private equity investment and advisory group, based in London, and focusing on real estate investment strategies.

The lifestyle resort brings a burst of bright and contemporary hotel design to the Orlando area. Ideally located, the resort is within walking distance to the Downtown Disney® area and just 5 miles from the Walt Disney World® Theme Parks. In addition, B Resort & Spa is conveniently located 10 minutes from the Orange County Convention Center and approximately 20 minutes from Orlando International Airport and downtown Orlando.

Part of the stylish B Hotels & Resorts® portfolio, the 394-room hotel targets sophisticated travelers, including couples, families, groups and business travelers. A vast array of amenities offers a balanced Orlando experience, equally engaging for adults and children.

ABOUT CHINA GRILL MANAGEMENT

For over two decades, Jeffrey Chodorow’s China Grill Management has created exciting culinary experiences, whether as a keystone attraction for hotel brands or as freestanding destinations.  China Grill Management’s first-class restaurant and nightlife creations worldwide include, among others, the flagship China Grill in New York, Mexico City, and Miami (opening Summer 2014); Asia de Cuba in London and New York (opening Spring 2014); Ed’s Chowder House and the Empire Hotel Rooftop in New York; and Plunge at Hotel Gansevoort in the Meatpacking District in New York. For information, visit www.chinagrillmgt.com

Executive Chef Justin Leo joined B Resort & Spa, located in the Walt Disney World® Resort, in 2014 to helm the highly anticipated American Q restaurant, which features a modern take on classic barbecue specialties from more than a dozen regions throughout the United States and Latin America.  As part of the opening team, Leo was responsible for menu creation, which was developed in partnership with China Grill Management.

Previously, Leo served as executive chef at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, a 1,921-room property, in the heart of Orlando’s Tourism Corridor, where he directed a team of 50 culinarians for the resort’s nine food and beverage outlets.

Earlier in his career, Leo was sous chef at the 1,001-room Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, and later on, executive sous chef at Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel in Western New York, home of the AAA Four Diamond The Western Door, Western New York’s premier steakhouse.

World-class venues span his resume, including the Walt Disney World® Swan and Dolphin, also in Orlando’s Tourism Corridor; E.B. Green’s Steakhouse, Buffalo, N.Y., a longtime recipient of Tom Horan’s award for America’s Top Ten Steakhouses; and the Beaver Hollow Conference Center, a premier meetings facility in Western New York.

A member of the prestigious American Culinary Federation, Leo won a Bronze medal as part of ACF Culinary Team USA at the IKA International Culinary Exhibition, often referred to as the “Olympics” for culinary arts.

In addition to American Q, Leo also oversees two other food and beverage venues at B Resort & Spa, as well as in-room dining and banquet catering for meetings, weddings and celebrations.

American Q is located at 1905 Hotel Plaza Boulevard in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. For reservations, please call 407.827.3080.

ABOUT B RESORT & SPA

B Resort & Spa is owned by a joint venture between InSite Group and Quadrum Global. InSite Group is a boutique real estate investment and development company based in South Florida. Quadrum Global is a global private equity investment and advisory group, based in London, and focusing on real estate investment strategies.

The lifestyle resort brings a burst of bright and contemporary hotel design to the Orlando area. Ideally located, the resort is within walking distance to the Downtown Disney® area and just 5 miles from the Walt Disney World® Theme Parks. In addition, B Resort & Spa is conveniently located 10 minutes from the Orange County Convention Center and approximately 20 minutes from Orlando International Airport and downtown Orlando.

Part of the stylish B Hotels & Resorts® portfolio, the 394-room hotel targets sophisticated travelers, including couples, families, groups and business travelers. A vast array of amenities offers a balanced Orlando experience, equally engaging for adults and children.

ABOUT CHINA GRILL MANAGEMENT

For over two decades, Jeffrey Chodorow’s China Grill Management has created exciting culinary experiences, whether as a keystone attraction for hotel brands or as freestanding destinations.  China Grill Management’s first-class restaurant and nightlife creations worldwide include, among others, the flagship China Grill in New York, Mexico City, and Miami (opening Summer 2014); Asia de Cuba in London and New York (opening Spring 2014); Ed’s Chowder House and the Empire Hotel Rooftop in New York; and Plunge at Hotel Gansevoort in the Meatpacking District in New York. For information, visit www.chinagrillmgt.com