Meet the Hotel Event Services Team at Turnberry Isle Miami

Meet the Team

Meet the Hotel Event Services Team at Turnberry Isle Miami

Kristina Walstatter, Director of Social Catering

With several years of experience catering to the most lavish weddings and social events, Kristina Walstatter has built her reputation as one of the most sought-after catering professionals. The Fort Lauderdale-resident was recently promoted to the role of Social Catering Director for Turnberry Isle Miami and uses the legendary 300-acre retreat as her oyster for throwing spectacular parties. Kristina’s panache for capturing a vision and making it her own has been the focal point and success of her career. Prior to joining Turnberry Isle, Kristina served as senior catering manager for the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower in Portland, Oregon, and also has previous experience working with Four Seasons.

Combined with Kristina’s wealth of experience, a seasoned social catering and banquets team, and the talent from celebrated chefs along with gorgeous backdrops throughout the resort, Turnberry Isle Miami continues to turn life’s special moments into traditions and long-lasting memories.

John Sexton, Executive Chef

John Sexton serves as Executive Chef at Turnberry Isle Miami. As the great grandson of the founder of Sexton Quality Foods, which is now known as the US Food Service, he has spent his life immersed in the food and beverage industry. These factors have ensured that commitment, quality, innovation and leadership are key components to John’s culinary philosophy and techniques.

Overseeing the culinary program for the entire property, John demonstrates an approachable style, and his recipes feature the freshest and highest quality ingredients. His modern approach to the traditional ‘farm to table’ experience is expertly designed to cater to the guests and discerning club members who have dined at Turnberry Isle Miami for over 40 years.