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John Knox Village Unveils New Dining and Hospitality Staff

John Knox Village of Florida, Inc. (JKV) in Pompano Beach recently announced key changes to its Dining and Hospitality Department. Tony Rieger has been appointed the Vice President of Campus Dining and Hospitality, and Fernando Plazas-Rico is the Director of Operation Support in Dining. Enrique Sanchez, “Chef Henry,” is the new Campus Executive Chef. 

Rieger brings over 15 years of experience, having worked in operations at hotels, university clubs, healthcare and senior living communities. Most recently, he was the Regional Operation Support Manager at Sodexo, Inc., serving as a Support Manager in Seniors, Acute Healthcare and Sports and Leisure segments. 

Fernando Plazas-Rico also brings over 15 years of experience in food and beverage management. Before joining JKV, Plazas was the Culinary Manager at Silver Palms Health Center, G at HMS Host Corp at Fort Lauderdale International Airport, Assistant Director for Dining Services at Thomas Cuisine Corp Harbor Edge in Delray Beach and Food and Beverage Manager at Williams Island Country Club in Sunny Isles Beach.

Enrique Sanchez, referred to as Chef Henry, is JKV’s newly appointed Executive Chef. With over 24 years as a culinary executive in the food service industry, Chef Henry’s work experience includes high-volume food preparation, batch cooking, fine dining, culinary administration and management in such industries as Healthcare, Sports and Leisure, and Restaurant and Catering. Chef Henry has served as Executive Chef at Legacy Healing Detox in Pompano Beach, Culinary Production Manager at Central Market in Houston, Executive Chef at Sodexo Senior Services in Miami, and Executive Chef at Aramark Sports and Entertainment in New Orleans.

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Drew Limsky

Drew Limsky

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BIOGRAPHY

Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.