MAUI, Hawaii--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Diamond Resorts International®, global leader in the hospitality and vacation ownership industries, announced today that its second Diamond Resorts Culinary Series event with restaurateur, cookbook author, and local TV personality Chef Adrianne Calvo was hugely successful. The Culinary Series is a new component of Diamond Resorts’ Events of a Lifetime®, an exclusive experiential vacation program that includes major sporting events, superstar concerts, and other destination-focused events. The program was launched in 2013 in order to enhance traditional vacations by delivering once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
“The addition of a culinary event was such a natural next step to take in amplifying our Events of a Lifetime® program,” said Mike Flaskey, Chief Executive Officer of Diamond Resorts International®. “Travel and food tie together seamlessly and, with the Culinary Series, our members and guests get to enjoy a world-class gastronomic experience while watching the chef prepare their meal, ask questions or even join in the food demonstration.”
Diamond Resorts Ambassador, Chef Adrianne Calvo called it a night when “my two favorite worlds collided: Food and vacation.” At Ka‘anapali Beach Club, 125 Diamond Resorts members and VIP guests enjoyed a five-course meal that included Mongolian Beef Brisket and Pineapple Lava Sauce.
“My family and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves,” said Chuck Lafferty, a member of THE Club® at Diamond Resorts International®. “The food was delicious.”
“We were impressed and it was the best VIP treatment we’ve ever had,” said Renee Washington, a Diamond Resorts VIP guest. “We were thrilled to see our daughter participate in the food demonstration; it was a family fun evening.”
The Culinary Series emphasizes signature menus built on local ingredients, punctuated by Calvo’s trademark Maximum Flavor style. “The opportunity to draw on different ingredients and create an experience where each flavor is memorable is such a thrill,” said Calvo. “And it’s a lot of fun to interact with the guests, to explain what you’re doing or what you’re using and why.” Two more events in the series are scheduled for later this year. To learn more about Adrianne Calvo, visit: www.diamondresorts.com/about-ambassadors/adrianne-calvo.
About Diamond Resorts International®
Diamond Resorts International® (Diamond Resorts) is a worldwide leader in the hospitality and vacation ownership industries with a network of more than 370 vacation destinations located in 35 countries throughout the continental United States, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, South America, Central America, Europe, Asia, Australasia and Africa.
Diamond Resorts offers its members the opportunity to create priceless memories through innovative vacation choices including once-in-a-lifetime excursions to world-renowned landmarks, unforgettable guided tours to dream destinations, and access to exclusive VIP concert experiences, high-energy sporting events and exciting shows. With high-quality resorts in desirable destinations, we provide the kind of vacation experiences that help our members, owners and guests reconnect with loved ones, collect a lifetime of meaningful memories and keep that Stay Vacationed® feeling all year long.
Diamond Resorts International® manages vacation ownership resorts and sells vacation ownership points that provide members and owners with Vacations for Life® at over 370 managed and affiliated properties and cruise itineraries.