(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – Coco Palm has confirmed the appointment of Mr. Alva Preville as Food & Beverage Manager with responsibilities for both Ti Bananne Caribbean Bistro & Bar and Creole Grill.
Saint Lucian born Preville officially joined Coco Resorts earlier this year and brings with him 13 years of experience in food and beverage.
In addition to managing the two restaurants at Coco Palm, Mr. Preville also has the responsibility to manage both the bar and restaurant team to cater for both the leisure and business traveler. As Coco Palm offers both All Inclusive and Bed & Breakfast plans, Alva will manage live entertainment, themed events along with the corporate and social events taking place on property. With five meeting rooms available, the Food & Beverage Manager has the responsibility to oversee the F&B team who offer coffee breaks, luncheons and receptions.
Bartending and mixology proved to be Alva’s claim to fame when he started out in the industry by winning Gold and 1st Place in the Chairman’s Challenge Cocktail Competition award in 2009 and 2013. Preville also won the Gold Medal in 2010 and Silver Medals in 2014 and 2016 at the Taste of the Caribbean Culinary Bartenders Competitions. He has been inducted into the CHTA Taste of the Caribbean Hall of Fame and currently the only Saint Lucian inductee.
Prior to his appointment at Coco Resorts, Preville held the post as the Pre-Opening Bar Manager at Royalton Resorts. The first hotel position Preville held was at Sandals Regency La Toc where he was the Specialty Restaurant Manager. Outside of the hotel industry, Preville was General Manager at Delirius for seven years up to 2015.
As Food & Beverage Manager at Ti Bananne Caribbean Bistro & Bar and Creole Grill at Coco Palm, he has managed the January 2018 Food & Rum Festival Celebrity Chef dinner with Marcus Samuelsson. Mr. Preville has also overseen three of the biggest events including New Years’ Eve, Valentines and Mother’s Day which are popular events at Coco Resorts.
Chef Richardson welcomed the new Food & Beverage Manager and said “Ti Bananne has longed for someone such as Mr. Preville who brings a wealth of experience in the industry gained in both hotels and bars in Saint Lucia which is key in working with our team and knowing our clients.”