Current Residency: Marco Island, FL
Occupation: Chef de Cuisine at Ario
Leading the culinary team at the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort's signature restaurant, Ario, Chef de Cuisine, Gerald Sombright brings his 15 years of experience, culinary pedigree and detail for precision in fine dining restaurants to the kitchen. Sombright originally hails from St. Louis, MO., where he cut his teeth at Cielo restaurant and Annie Gunn's under the tutelage of James Beard Award-winning Chef, Lou Rook. Most recently, Sombright was the restaurant chef for PB&G at the Four Seasons Resort in Orlando under the direction of Award-winning Chef Fabrizio Schenardi. Prior, he headed up the prestigious Wit & Wisdom restaurant at the Four Seasons Baltimore Waterfront led by Celebrity Chef Michael Mina. At his current restaurant Ario, Chef Sombright is inspired by his beautiful surroundings and the variety of so many natural resources and ingredients at his disposal. Each night, he takes guests on a culinary journey through his dishes and creates new and lasting experiences for them through his innovative menu.