Walt Disney World’s Swan and Dolphin Resort Names New Executive Chef

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The Swan and Dolphin Resort located within Walt Disney World is the home to a variety of different dining locations.  We have learned that the resort has names a new executive chef to serve over all 17 dining locations within the resort.  The new executive chef will be Chef Dan Herman.  He will be responsible for a team of over 200 across all of the locations.  He was previously Executive Sous Chef prior to his promotion to Executive Chef.  Chef Herman has been in the industry for over 20 years and has been a part of dining events that have taken place at the resort, including the Food and Wine Classic held in October.

The Swan and Dolphin Resort is actually not owned by Disney.  Tishman Realty & Construction and MetLife actually own the resort and then Marriott International, Inc. manages the property.

The resort is home to 4 different signature dining locations including:

  • Shula’s Steak House
  • Il Mulino
  • Kimonos
  • Todd English’s Bluezoo

Who has dined at one of the locations at the Swan and Dolphin Resort?


About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!