Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier Names New Executive Chef

March 31, 2016

The Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier appointed Chef John Flaherty as its new executive chef, overseeing the pier’s five food and beverage locations.

Restaurants formerly under Flaherty’s leadership have been the recipients of honors including Florida Trend’s Golden Spoon Award and Wine Enthusiast’s Award of Ultimate Distinction.

Flaherty has more than 20 years of experience as an executive chef, for locations including Rainforest Café and Ybor City’s historic Columbia Restaurant. He comes to the pier after most recently serving as executive chef for various oil industry camps and lodges across the South.

For eight years, Flaherty served on the American Culinary…