We are delighted to announce that Courtney Slipko has been named pastry chef at Azurea restaurant and One Ocean Resort & Spa. In her new position, Slipko oversees the team of chefs delivering innovative desserts for all One Ocean events, meeting and weddings while incorporating local ingredients and complementing them with modern techniques.
Slipko is a graduate of the prestigious Johnson & Wales University, where she earned a degree in Applied Science, Baking and Pastry. Her avid enthusiasm for supporting local charities has inspired her to participate in such events as The Jay Fund, Taste of Jacksonville, Caring Chefs and Taste of Golf. “I believe in contributing to local charities because they help enhance the future of Northeast Florida,” says Slipko.
Chef Slipko has fostered her passion for pastry at resorts such as Ponte Vedra Inn & Club in Ponte Vedra, Fla., Grand Del Mar in San Diego, Calif. and Alpenglow Restaurant in Denali, Alas. as well as the Three Sisters Chocolate and Bakery in Jacksonville, where she perfected the art of consulting and designing custom wedding cakes.
“Chef Slipko’s dedication and meticulous attention to detail are a true asset to the team at Azurea,” says Executive Chef Ted Peters. “Her creativity sets her apart as she puts her indelible mark on the desserts at Azurea, ensuring that every guest’s dining experience is memorable.”
Stop by Azurea restaurant sometime soon and say hi to Chef Slipko! While you’re here, be sure to taste one of her delicious desserts – we guarantee you’ll be back for more!