Gregory Krepps joined Cape Leisure Corporation in November of 2008 as the company’s Corporate Director of Food & Beverage. Krepps provides strategic direction and operational support for all of Cape Leisure’s food related businesses. In this role, Krepps has designed and streamlined menus, managed ingredient selection and recipe development, and has helped decreased food costs while increasing food quality across all of Cape Leisure’s operating units. His responsibilities also include food safety and guest service programs, banquet and service staff operational training, cash handling training and liaison with Cape Leisure corporate vendors such as Sysco Foods and Coca Cola. He also directs start-up food service activities for all of Cape Leisure’s new contracts.
Krepps’ 17 years in the industry have been punctuated with positions of ever increasing responsibility. A trained culinarian, Krepps graduated from Johnson & Wales University in 1997 with an Applied Associates Degree in Culinary Arts. He was named executive chef at the Starfish Grill that same year. The Starfish Grill, at the time Charleston’s only oceanfront restaurant, serves an eclectic mix of seafood with a Southern and Cajun flair, menus that Krepps designed at the restaurant’s opening.
In 1998, Krepps was selected as executive chef at the Natural Bridge of Virginia Hotel, where he oversaw the culinary programs for the Colonial Dining Room, the Red Fox Lounge and for the many banquets hosted in the hotel’s 10,000 square feet of meeting space. In 2006 he was promoted to Director of Food & Beverage for all the property’s restaurants, including the concessions at the Natural Bridge attraction.
Today, Krepps, while continuing his role as Cape Leisure’s Corporate Director of Food Service, is also General Manager for Cape Leisure’s Mabry Mill Restaurant and Gift Shop operation on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Meadows-of-Dan, Virginia.
Krepps, who resides Buchanan, Virginia with his wife and children, enjoys organizing wine tasting events, preparing organic cuisine and baking pastries and cakes in his spare time.