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August 1-4, 2019

Anthony Burdo

  • Executive Chef Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa

Chef Burdo obtained his A.A.S. in Culinary Arts and his Bachelor of Science in Hotel-Restaurant/Institutional Management from Johnson and Wales University, Charleston in 2001 before furthering his culinary education at The Culinary Institute of America at Hyde Park, Napa Valley, and the San Antonio campus’. However, Burdo started his unofficial culinary career at a young age, inspired by his grandmother—a native of Campobasso, just outside of Naples, Italy—as he watched her prepare fresh made pastas, meatballs and sauces and source the freshest garden vegetables. The belief that food should be prepared simply, from scratch and fresh daily, a garden-to-table philosophy, was instilled at early age and inspires him still today.


Burdo takes time to craft outstanding menus, conduct frequent site visit panel tastings; refine every recipe; source the best local ingredients; a scratch made approach like our bread, sauces, pastas, etc. in-house; harvest our own herbs here on property; add special small touches; create action stations; etc., to make his cuisine truly stand alone.

Prior to his position as Executive Chef, Burdo served as the Executive Sous Chef at the Omni Orlando at Champions Gate, where he was responsible for all 8 food outlets and more than 250,000 sq. feet of meeting and convention space. A 13-year veteran with Marriott, Burdo began his career at the 2000-room Marriott World Center as an opening team member at Ristorante Tuscany, then gaining progressive employment as assistant sous chef, specialty restaurant chef, Chef de Cuisine, and ultimately serving as senior sous chef overseeing Ristorante Tuscany and Siro Urban Italian Restaurant. He completed a strenuous 10-week culinary manager training program at Atlanta Marriott Northeast and prior to that he served as sous chef for Fish in Charleston, SC.


Chef Burdo is an incredible talent who brings with him unparalleled knowledge of the industry. With excellence being the only expectation facing him, he has been empowered to build a menu that has no boundaries or nationalities, but driven by the complexity of tastes and the depth of the palate.


  • ticket prices do not include applicable sales taxes
  • all advance discount tickets are released in limited quantities and can sell out at any time without notice
  • all tickets sales are final & non-refundable
  • all events are rain or shine
  • event programs subject to change without notice

Please drink responsibly while attending events during the Savannah Gourmet Seafood & Spirits Festival. DO NOT drink and drive. The life you save might just be your own!


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Savannah Gourmet Seafood &

Spirits Festival

1 Resort Drive

Savannah, GA 31421

(912) 201-2000

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