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Richard Slutter | Hotel General Manager
A native of Buffalo, NY, Richard began his hospitality career as a Dining Room Manager at the AAA 4 Diamond Bavarian Inn and Lodge in Shepherdstown, WV. Soon after Richard became the Sommelier at Erna's Elderberry House in Oakhurst, California one of the country's finest Forbes 5 Star restaurants and home to one of the state's largest and finest wine programs.
Richard has overseen wine programs for Park Hyatt, Ritz-Carlton and at the prestigious Hotel du Pont in Wilmington Delaware. From 2012-2014 Richard was a Sommelier at the Mid-Atlantic Food and Wine Festival where he was a speaker at its signature event the 1000pt Tasting. A frequent lecturer on Wine & Spirits; he has served as adjunct faculty at Delaware Community College and hosted over 75 wine dinners and programs.
Richard holds certifications from the Society of Wine Educators and the American Academy of Wine. He currently serves as the General Manager and Director of Food & Beverage at the acclaimed Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront; where he oversees three restaurant outlets including Salacia Prime Steaks and Seafood; the only AAA 4 Diamond Steakhouse in Virginia Beach.