Chef Matt Eaton leads the Aramark culinary team at the Tampa Convention Center. Aramark is the exclusive provider for all food, beverage and catering services both inside and outside the facility.
Matt graduated from The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, and has a history of success as a culinary professional both locally, nationally and internationally, working at prestigious places such as the Bellagio Resort Casino and Harrah’s Hotel Casino in Las Vegas; the Westin-Dubai Mina Seyahi; River City Casino & Hotel and Adam’s Mark Hotel in St. Louis; and most recently at the busy Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.
Chef Matt specializes in Asian, Sushi, Continental, and Modern American cuisine and has a unique blend of creativity, passion for food, team leadership, and business acumen. His goal is to create memorable dining experiences for guests with exquisite dishes delivered by his team with precision and care, making his mark on Tampa Convention Center and booming Downtown Tampa.
Jason Orchard serves as the General Manager
Courtney Flach serves Director of Operations
Courtney is a proud Tampanian, who graduated from the Dedman School of Hospitality at Florida State University. She has a history of success with concept development with companies such as the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts; Starwood Hotels and Resorts; Sun Valley Resorts and most recently opened the highly acclaimed fine dining restaurant, Firewood on Main for the Murcko Restaurant Group. Courtney specializes in concept development, project management and motivational leadership. Her goal is to elevate guest dining experiences through memorable service staff interactions, attention to detail and operational excellence. She is eager to get back to her native roots and be apart of the exciting, next chapter, of Downtown Tampa.