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"Peter W. Kreuziger"
Peter W. Kreuziger was born in Vienna, Austria and received his early training in the industry there. At the age of 20 he came to the United States where he graduated from Cornell University.

After graduation he opened and managed hotels and restaurants from Bermuda to San Francisco, starting his own company in 1976.

He is president of Advantus Leisure Management Services, which operates resort facilities, restaurants and state park concessions in Florida. He also represents a group of nearly 100 Florida hotels in the European marketplace. Mr. Kreuziger is affiliated with Cornell’s Society of Hotelmen and is an Associate Professor at Schiller International University.

 

"Chef Karl"
Karl Heinz Riedl,"Chef Karl", is the co-owner of Advantus, Bon Appetit Restaurant, Yacht Harbor Inn, Cafe Alfresco Dunedin, Caladesi State Park Concessions and Honeymoon Island State Park Concessions. He is also the corporate Chef for Advantus.

Born in Germany, he began his career at the Hotel Melber, then the Four Seasons in Munich and the Hotel Kepinski in Berlin. Chef Karl has also held positions at the Bermuda Carlton Beach Hotel, Le Pavillion Hotel, and International Hotel both in New Orleans, as well as Executive Chef at Innsbrook Resort and Country Club.

He is a Vice Conseilleur Culinaire of the Chaine des Rotisseurs, a member of the American Culinary Association, the Florida Restaurant Association, and the New Orleans Culinary Art. He is the recipient of a Gold Medal Award in their Salon de Culinaire. He is also president and executive chef of "Creative Cuisine", a foodservice consulting company.

Giving Back to Our Community Through Corporate Contributions and Charitable Giving

The Bon Appetit Restaurant and its partner companies proudly support various organizations and contributes in a variety of ways, including fundraisers, donations in-kind and community involvement. Here are some of the organizations we have contributed to over the years::

  • United States Special Operations Memorial Foundation (MacDill)
  • Benedictine Sisters of Florida Abbey and St. Leo University
  • Returning Veterans
  • Host non-partisan political fundraising events for all elected officials
  • UPARC and Ruth Eckerd Hall
  • Dunedin Fine Arts Center
  • Dunedin Youth Guild – scholarships, Tour of Homes, and Fashion Show Luncheon
  • Sponsor for Teachers’ Annual Breakfast
  • Special Forces A-Team holiday meals in Afghanistan
  • Meals on Wheels (15 years) to all Dunedin participants
  • All Children’s Hospital
  • Beautification of Dunedin

 

In addition, here are some current or former positions on the Board of Directors including membership affiliations with the following groups:

  • U.S. Special Operations Memorial Foundation
  • Benedictine Sisters of Florida Abbey and St. Leo University
  • Dunedin Downtown Merchants’ Association
  • Pinellas beach clean-up
  • Friends of the Islands
  • Multiple cancer awareness programs
  • Support all local schools and non-profit organizations
  • Active participation BNI (Business Networking International) and Dunedin ABC Networking
  • Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater
  • Florida State Park Alumni Association
  • Board member, Clearwater Chamber of Commerce

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Hillsborough State Park Services