Theresa Connors, CEC, Assistant Executive Chef
Chef Theresa Connors’ passion for the culinary arts started in 1982 in Winter Park, Florida, at the landmark restaurant Park Plaza Gardens. “I had no previous experience, so they let me wash crates of spinach and vegetables.” She took her role seriously and learned as much as possible from this restaurant. From there, her opportunities grew abundantly in the Orlando area culinary field. Along her thirty year career Theresa has held many titles including “Executive Chef” at the Buena Vista Palace and “Chef de Cuisine” of Arthur’s 27,” where she was honored to be named one of Central Florida’s “Top Twenty Chefs.” Chef Theresa joined the Rosen family in 2015 as chef de cuisine. She assisted in training and teaching the culinary staff the fine art of executing exceptional food. Within her first year at Rosen Hotels and Resorts®, she was promoted to “Assistant Executive Chef” where she assists Chef Jorge Oliveira in managing all aspects of culinary operations at Rosen Shingle Creek®. Theresa earned her certified executive chef certification through the American Culinary Federation. Her current food philosophy is to apply yesterday’s principles with today’s technology, and a good bit of regional fare.