MEET SEAGAR’S ALL-STAR TEAM
Fleetwood Covington, Executive Chef
As Seagar’s executive chef, Fleetwood Covington directs food preparation and collaborates with the culinary team to produce high quality plates, showcasing design and taste. Covington started at Hilton Sandestin in 2017, where he trained under the leadership of renowned chefs that came from fine dining backgrounds in the intimate setting of Seagar’s.
Ben Rodriguez, General Manager
General Manager, Ben Rodriguez, has been with Hilton Sandestin for over 17 years, working his way up the ranks through various service and management positions. Rodriguez began his tenure as a Sandcastles server before being promoted to assistant manager and later general manager. He then took on the position of General Manager of Seagar’s, overseeing and maintaining successful training programs while implementing strategic staff development. Rodriguez ensures that the culinary team continues to deliver the highest quality food, beverage, and service to provide an unforgettable dining experience for Seagar’s customers.
Jasmine Brown, Special Events Manager
Throughout her nearly 10-year career, Jasmine Brown has trained under the guidance of many notable chefs, successfully expanding her culinary skills as garde-manger and later as sauté cook. As the new special events manager of Seagar’s, Brown will serve as a liaison between guests and the restaurant team, managing the restaurant’s private dining spaces, coordinating community focused events for the culinary team, and handling event logistics for off-site festivals.