May 23, 2016

Former Pastry Chef of the Year Joins Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa Team

Former Pastry Chef of the Year Joins  Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa Team

Stephan Schubert Named New Executive Pastry Chef

TAMPA, Fla.  (May 23, 2016) –
Stephan Schubert, who won the prestigious American Culinary Federation Chef of the Year award in 2014, was recently named Executive Pastry Chef at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa.

Schubert, a 25-year veteran of the pastry business, is originally from Germany. He has worked in highly-rated European restaurants and hotels in Germany, Greece and Switzerland.

After moving to the U.S. in the late 1990’s, Schubert worked with such companies as Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, the Ritz-Carlton in Naples, Fla. and the Royal Viking Cruise Line. Most recently, he was the Regional Executive Pastry Chef for Pinnacle Entertainment properties in St. Louis.

In September, Schubert is scheduled to represent himself and the property at the Global Chefs Pastry Challenge in Greece.

“Along with Stephan’s remarkable pastry skills, he brings a warm and open personality to the table, and he specializes in teaching and nurturing his team,” said Seminole Hard Rock Tampa’s Executive Chef Bill Gideon. “With Stephan’s arrival, we’re now prepared to embark on a new era in pastry at our award winning property.”

About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is the premier entertainment destination of Central Florida. Owned and operated by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, the property is one of the most successful and largest casinos in the world. Located off I-4 at North Orient Road and Hillsborough Avenue, about 10 minutes east of downtown Tampa, the casino features high stakes table games, thousands of the hottest slot machines as well as a new smoke free slots area offering 250 popular games. The hotel is AAA Four Diamond rated and offers seven award-winning Zagat-rated restaurants, including the fine dining venues Council Oak Steaks & Seafood and Grey Salt. A newly renovated Rock Spa® is also available along with a plethora of VIP services. For more information, please call 866-502-PLAY or visit us online and via FacebookTwitterInstagram and Pinterest.

About Hard Rock International
With venues in 68 countries, including 164 cafes, 23 hotels and 11 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Chicago, Cancun, Ibiza, Las Vegas, Macau and San Diego. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include San Juan, Reykjavik and Lyon. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Abu Dhabi, Atlanta, Berlin, Dubai, Itapema, Los Cabos, Tenerife, and Shenzhen, Dalian and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit


Nikki Yourison, Seminole Hard Rock Tampa, (813) 627-7623, [email protected]
Chris Dirato, Bitner Goodman, (954) 703-7938, [email protected]