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The Cloister is Expanding

We are adding 63 rooms, a pool and a junior ballroom on the outer edges of the Cloister property.


Sea Island Events

Sea Island’s food and beverage team comprises some of the finest culinary talents in the world. Whether hosting events for 5 or 500, we look to create dining experiences that combine exceptional ingredients, artful preparation, and surpassing service.

About the Chef

Executive Chef Bill Welch

Bill Welch

Executive Chef: Sea Island Events
Hometown: Hudson, MA
Graduate of: The Culinary Institute of America

After Graduating with a Bachelors Degree in Hospitality Management from The Culinary Institute of America, Bill began his professional career as Sous Chef at the Wequassett Resort and Golf Club in Chatham, MA under Executive Chef Bill Brodksy. In 2009, Bill joined Sea Island as a Lead Line Cook in the Georgian Room, a Five-Star Restaurant. When Sea Island decided to open Tavola in 2011, Bill was promoted to Sous Chef and was instrumental in the opening of Tavola. In 2013, Bill assumed the role of Banquet Sous Chef and then Executive Sous Chef. Bill’s latest promotion has led him to his current role of Executive Chef of Sea island Events.

First position in the kitchen: Started as a Dishwasher when I was 13 years old.