The cavalier is the pinnacle of hospitality careers in virginia beachNot just anyone is cut out for The Cavalier team. It takes a rare mix of sophistication, experience and determination to provide the outstanding old world service for which we are famous. Since it's inception a century ago, The Cavalier has hand-picked its team of professionals to curate a polished and gracious approach to guest relations. The reinvented Cavalier follows in that tradition. Our team of hospitality professionals and event planners are passionate about creating unsurpassed events and weddings in beautiful Virginia Beach.
Christopher Salyer Director of Sales
Christopher joins The Cavalier from his most recent position as the Director of Sales & Marketing and Acting General Manager of Virginia's Natural Bridge Park & Historic Hotel. His previous experience includes the historic Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, followed by 14-years in D.C. in food & beverage and sales for Starwood and Hilton, as well as an independent Capitol Hill boutique property. Christopher brings a wealth of multi-market and guest-centric leadership experience, and is proud to be a trusted leader in The Cavalier's renaissance.
Christine Hunter Director of Catering
In her role as Director of Catering, Christine will book and plan all of the hotels' social events. From glamorous weddings, elegant galas and unique office parties, she is excited to meet and exceed every guest's whims and expectations. Christine joins the team from her recent position as the Client Collaborator at the private conference planning company, The Balcom Group. Christine's previous experience includes a distinguished 14-year tenure with Marriott where she served in a variety of positions including Director of Event Planning and Director of Catering.
Greg Barnhill Corporate Chef
With a culinary career spanning three decades, Chef Barnhill has been involved in almost every aspect of food service from NFL stadiums, free standing restaurants, private clubs and iconic resort hotels to private and commercial airline catering. Chef Barnhill has worked at notable resorts including the historic Omni Homestead Resort, the famed Broadmoor, the historic Denver Athletic Club and several high end restaurants in the Bahamas.
William Schultz Executive Chef
Executive Chef William will manage all the Food & Beverage operations, ensuring that The Cavalier maintains the highest quality of food service standards. Most recently William was the Executive Sous Chef for the AAA Five Diamond The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, a resort set in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona. He has also worked at Sea Island Acquisition Company in Georgia, the only resort in the world to achieve four Forbes Five-Stars eight years in a row, as well as the The Mirage Hotel and Casino Las Vegas and Joel Robuchon L'Atelier at the MGM Grand Las Vegas and the Mandalay Bay Casino and Resort Las Vegas.