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Cress Restaurant
Cress Restaurant, pictured here in 2020

Chef Phil Pierce has been promoted to executive chef at Cress Restaurant in Downtown DeLand.

Chef Phil has led the culinary experience at Cress for more than a year now to rave reviews, said owner Tom Brandt. Pierce will be celebrating his second anniversary with Cress in a few weeks.

“Phil’s dedication to exploring new flavors and creative globally inspired cuisine is evident in our weekly specials and recent menu additions,” Brandt said in a weekly newsletter. “Please join us in congratulating Chef Phil.”

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— Compiled by Business Editor Joe Crews

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