Hot Tin Roof
Locals and tourists alike consistently recognize the Hot Tin Roof restaurant of Ocean Key Resort & Spa. It’s the perfect perch for spectacular sunsets overlooking the Sunset Pier at the end of Mallory Square.
Jason Westphal - Executive Chef
Jason Westphal’s love for cooking started at an early age. Jason’s family would have the greatest influence on his decision to pursue a culinary career. As a child, Jason’s grandparents traveled to exotic locales and returned with ingredients that would later influence his style of cooking. Like many great chefs, Jason’s father was the driving force behind his passion in the kitchen.
Jason’s honed his skills early on at the critically acclaimed “Moxie the Restaurant” in Beachwood, Ohio. Jason perfected his craft alongside highly revered Chef Jonathan Bennett. Jason persevered through the ranks and his natural talent was obvious. Soon, he was promoted to Sous Chef at Moxie's sister restaurant, “Red, the Steakhouse” in Cleveland. Jason helped establish this new venture, helping to earn a James Beard award as one of the top ten steak restaurants in the U.S.
Jason’s great success opened doors to his next venture, this time as Executive Sous Chef at “Red, the Steakhouse” in South Beach, Miami. Jason quickly adapted to the warm and exciting South Florida culinary scene, also working with Chef Simon Stojanovic at the prestigious Altamare Restaurant - known for its over-the-top local seafood.
Jason’s love for warm weather and ocean fare was a driving force when he was recruited by Noble House Hotels & Resorts. Joining the culinary team at the coveted Ocean Key Resort & Spa in Key West, Jason oversees the kitchen at the wildly popular Hot Tin Roof waterfront restaurant. Jason has found his culinary home on the water, where locals and tourists alike come to experience his award winning creations.
Southermost Mixology Class
In this informative and informal 90 minute interaction, you will learn about the history of cocktailing-primarily in America but including the dark days known as prohibition-as you get the chance to make and taste eight cocktails with a history covering some three hundred years. Matching drinks with the era they were born in, Our mixologists will explain how tastes and influences have changed over the years. While some might sound familiar, you will experience a couple of cocktails you’ve never heard of, much less tasted. You will also leave with information on how to set up your home bar and be ready for any occasion.
Weekly class at 3:00pm / Offered to 4 - 8 guests
$50 per person includes:
• 1 ½ hour of interactive class
• Charcuterie platter of meats, cheeses and breads
• Choice of your favorite cocktail at end of class