BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, has appointed Caleb Lara executive chef for  The Essex – Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa, a Gemstone Collection property located minutes from downtown Burlington in the foothills of the legendary Green Mountains.  Nic Barger, general manager, made the announcement.  “I am thrilled to welcome Caleb to our resort,” said Mr. Barger.  “Highly credentialed and with experience gained at top restaurants in the United States, he is the perfect choice for this important leadership position at Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa.” Caleb Lara brings over a decade of culinary experience to his new position at The Essex.  He was previously chef de cuisine for the Chatham Bars Inn in Chatham, Massachusetts.  Prior to this he served as executive chef for […]