Octagon Interior at Montage Palmetto Bluff

Compliments to the Chef

Chef de Cuisine Daniel Vesey oversees all operations for Octagon, Octagon Bar, in-room dining and Fore & Aft.

Chef de Cuisine
Chef Daniel Vesey

Daniel Vesey

In his role, Chef Daniel will lead his team with inspiration and passion, transforming gastronomy into art. Always taking charge with an award-winning mentality, Chef Daniel goes above and beyond to offer not only exceptional cuisine but also a memorable dining experience that creates a sense of place, aligning with the values of Palmetto Bluff.

With over 20 years of culinary expertise, Chef Daniel draws from an impressive career that expands throughout the country, including Illinois, Utah and Hawaii – where he worked closely with his culinary teams, overseeing and supervising staff, developing specialty menus and consistently sourced seasonal and sustainable ingredients, that not only created refreshing options but delivered quality cuisine for guests with specific dietary restrictions.

After attending the Culinary Program at Kendall College in Evanston, Illinois, Chef Daniel immediately immersed himself in his craft as he continued to refine his skills through notable positions such as Chef de Cuisine at a Forbes 4 Star, AAA 4 Diamond and DiRona award-winning restaurant and, most recently, rebranded a diner to a well-rated Casual Fine-Dining establishment. Throughout his experience, Chef Daniel has showcased his skills and enthusiasm for his art across several media outlets – from Bon Appetit Magazine, to Live segments on news and food channels, in addition to culinary conferences in Las Vegas.

During his leisure time, Chef Daniel is an avid musician and collector, housing fifteen various guitar makes and models, including playing in different bands from Blues in Chicago, to Rock in Utah. In addition to painting and sketching, Chef Daniel loves traveling with his wife and son, as they have been everywhere from national parks in the Midwest and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, to Hawaii and the Caribbean.