La Villa Restaurant offers lunch daily, Sunday Brunch, and special events catering for all Philbrook locations as well as at-home catering upon request. Managed by Restaurant and Catering Proprietor Siegmund Brown, La Villa Philbrook features high-quality dining and impeccable service whether a casual lunch for three or a wedding for one thousand.
Sean Savage, La Villa General Manager grew up in Ft. Myers Florida and attended Bethany College in West Virgina where he played NCAA level soccer. He has 20+ years of restaurant experience in the US including Houston, Austin, Littlerock, Dallas, Albuquerque, and Ft, Myers. Prior to joining La Villa as the team leader, he worked in restaurant management with the company that owns McGill’s restaurants. When he isn’t taking care of guests in La Villa or at Philbrook catering events, he can be found looking for his golf ball on courses in Northeastern Oklahoma.
CHEF SETH SMITH
La Villa Restaurant & Catering
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Executive Chef Seth Smith to the management team at LaVilla.
A graduate of Le Cordon Bleu, London with Le Grand Diplomme, he holds the highest American honors in 11 years. Seth graduated first in his class, with full distinction. He is one of less than 200 International Certified Chefs in North America with this Diplomme. In London he also received a Master Catering Chef Certificate and apprenticed with The French Embassy UK.
A Tulsan, Chef Seth was the proprietor of Taste Catering for over 10 years. He has spent most of his career on a culinary journey with experiences in Maine, Oregon, Colorado, Florida, New York City and abroad.
While in Florida, Seth was a member of the opening team for two new restaurants and was a guest Sous Chef at The Naples Winter Wine Festival. In NYC, he held an executive pastry position at an elite catering firm, worked the special event circuit among “the best of the best” in the NYC culinary scene.