Meet the Team.
Prepare to meet the culinary captains, mixology maestros, and gastronomic gurus who navigate the delicious seas of NavyProof's food and beverage realm. From crafting cocktails that dance on your palate to concocting dishes that ignite your taste buds, our crew is more than a team – we're a flavorful fleet, ready to embark on culinary adventures unlike any other.
So, grab a seat at the table and raise a glass to the passionate palates behind NavyProof's culinary creations. Cheers to epicurean excellence!
Culinary journeys are akin to traversing landscapes of flavor, where each dish becomes a chapter in the story of shared experiences. With a penchant for culinary exploration and a dedication to elevating every palate, Chef Colin Smelser embodies the spirit of Navy Proof's culinary odyssey. From his early days under acclaimed chefs to leading kitchens across diverse locales, Chef Colin's culinary narrative is a fusion of tradition, innovation, and a relentless pursuit of excellence. Drawing inspiration from his global adventures and formal culinary training, Chef Colin curates menus that pay homage to the ports of the world, infusing each dish with a dash of wanderlust and a sprinkle of culinary finesse. As our Executive Chef, he invites guests to embark on a gastronomic voyage, where every bite is a passport to unforgettable flavors and every meal is a celebration of culinary artistry.
Director of Outlets
Food and Beverage is sensory, an experiential spark that unites people over conversations and moments. Beverage forward, Natalie is the perfect “Spirit” guide to help Navy Proof voyagers discover new pours with old friends or make new friends over memories. Everything at Navy Proof is unexpected; that’s just the approach Natalie insists on to elevate the experience one guest at a time. Navy Proof menus always have a nod to ports of the world. Natalie’s own story is one of travel and global immersion. Proud of her upbringing in Jordan, her leadership certification through Ecornell, and her BA in Business, Natalie compliments her technical education with a globalist approach to food and Beverage.