Scrub Island Resort Executive Chef Davide Pugliese Featured in 16th Annual Award-Winning Celebrity Chefs' Brunch

Posted by Scrub Island, July 2013

Signature Event Part of “Meals from the Masters” Benefit Weekend

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS – Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina announced today that the resort’s Executive Chef Davide Pugliese will be among the cast of culinary masters featured at the 16th Annual Celebrity Chefs’ Brunch in Wilmington, Del. on April 21. This will be the fifth consecutive year Chef Davide has participated in this signature fundraising event benefiting Meals on Wheels Delaware.

“It’s an honor to have Chef Davide use his phenomenal talents to represent Scrub Island Resort for such an important cause,” said Martin Smith, Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina managing director. “His passion for cooking and entertaining translate very well to this outstanding charity event.”

Held in the newly renovated Hercules Plaza in downtown Wilmington, Del., the Celebrity Chefs’ Brunch is one of three fundraising events Meals on Wheels Delaware hosts as part of “Meals from the Masters” weekend, showcasing the culinary talents of chefs from all over the world. Chef Davide will be featured alongside other renowned chefs, including Food Network Canada’s Michael Blackie, executive chef of the National Arts Centre in Ottawa; Dana Cree, Pastry Chef of Blackbird in Chicago; Drew Hardin, executive chef of LOLA in Denver; and Don Drake, executive chef of Magnolias in Charleston.

In addition to decadent food, wine and specialty cocktails, guests at the event will enjoy a silent auction featuring high-end culinary items, one-of-a-kind experiences, luxury gifts and trip for two to Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina in the BVI.

Proceeds from the Meals from the Masters weekend will benefit home-bound seniors throughout Delaware. Since it began in 1996, the Meals on Wheels fundraising events have raised nearly $6 million to help ensure no senior is placed on a waiting list for a nutritious meal.

For more information on Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, call toll free U.S. 813-849-4153 or visit

About Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, BVI

Opened in July 2010, Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina is named after its location, a serene 230-acre private-island haven situated at the east end of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. The first luxury resort development in the destination in more than 15 years and first member of Marriott’s Autograph Collection in the Caribbean, the resort is tucked into a rugged cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and neighboring uninhabited islands. It features 52 guest accommodations as well as a collection of two-, three- and four-bedroom villas, the intimate Ixora Spa, world-class restaurants including the popular Caravela, three private beaches and a 55-slip marina. For more information, call toll free U.S. 813-849-4153 or visit

About Mainsail Lodging and Development Group

Mainsail Lodging and Development is a Tampa-based hospitality company that develops and operates lodging products in the Southeastern US and the Caribbean. Their properties include Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina (, a private island resort in the British Virgin Islands and member of Autograph Collection® of Marriott International; Mainsail Beach Inn (, a boutique beachfront hotel and marina on Anna Maria Island, Florida; Mainsail Suites Hotel and Conference Center ( in Tampa, Florida; Mainsail South, a 328-unit apartment and corporate housing complex in South Tampa; and Mainsail Apartment Homes, a 240-unit apartment community in Tampa’s Westshore district. The company also operates ExecuStay (, a leading corporate housing provider throughout Florida, Georgia and The Carolinas. Opening November 2013 in Tampa, Florida, the boutique food-focused Epicurean hotel ( is being developed in collaboration with the legendary Bern’s Steak House and will be the first newly constructed property in the United States to join the Autograph Collection®. For more information please visit

About Autograph Collection®

The Autograph Collection® is an evolving ensemble of strikingly independent hotels. Each destination has been selected for its bold originality, rich character and uncommon details. From near to far, iconic to historic, the result is an array of properties that is nothing less than unique, nothing short of collectively exceptional. For more information please visit