Behind the Scenes: Meet Carlos—Venue Manager and Head Chef

Today, we’re peeking behind the scenes and drawing back the curtain on one of the incredible members of our team here at The Seclusion: Carlos Saravia. With over two years of dedicated service, Carlos brings a wealth of experience, passion, and expertise to his role as our venue manager and head chef.

A luxury Virginia wedding venue's head chef.

Hailing from El Salvador, Carlos embarked on his journey to the United States at the age of 15. Now, at 55 years young, he continues to inspire us with his unwavering dedication and tireless work ethic. As our venue manager, Carlos serves as the primary point of contact on event day for our valued clients and collaborates closely with other vendors to ensure that every event runs seamlessly.

But Carlos’s talents extend far beyond managing events. He’s also a culinary virtuoso, delighting guests with his delectable creations and innovative dishes. Fluent in four languages – Spanish, Italian, French, and English – Carlos effortlessly bridges cultural divides and connects with guests from around the world.

A luxury Virgina wedding venue's head chef cooking a delicious meal.

On days when our venue isn’t abuzz with events, you’ll likely find Carlos immersed in various projects around the property. Whether he’s lending his green thumb to landscape enhancements, meticulously managing inventory, or preparing for upcoming events, Carlos approaches each task with enthusiasm and a keen attention to detail.

But perhaps what truly sets Carlos apart is his warm and infectious personality. Known for his genuine kindness, unwavering positivity, and remarkable ability to connect with others, Carlos has become a beloved member of our community. From clients to colleagues, everyone who crosses paths with Carlos can’t help but feel uplifted by his presence.

A luxury Virginia venue manager and head chef preparing a wedding's culinary experience.

We consider ourselves incredibly fortunate to have Carlos as an integral part of our team. His dedication, passion, and genuine love for what he does are truly unparalleled, and we couldn’t imagine our venue without him. Join us in expressing our heartfelt gratitude to Carlos for everything he does to make each event at The Seclusion truly unforgettable. Cheers to you, Carlos!

Experience the dedication and culinary expertise of Carlos firsthand at The Seclusion. Contact us today to book your event and let Carlos and our team create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. Cheers to unforgettable moments!

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