Our Team at Polo Bar & Grill

 

Gary Fellers  and Jeanette Sassoon - Owners

Gary Fellers and Jeanette Sassoon, husband-and-wife duo, have long been rooted in the  equestrian community, and especially within the Village of Wellington. As co-founders of PoloGear USA, Gary and Jeanette believe that Polo Bar & Grill is a niche that the local community has been missing.

As an avid polo player, Gary combined his passion with Sassoon's dressage experience, creating a powerhouse of enthusiasm and ingenuity--a necessity to revive and revamp Polo West. Boasting an equestrian-themed restaurant design, farm-to-table cuisine, and family-friendly events, Polo Bar & Grill has finally risen to fulfill its niche.

It is Gary and Jeanette's vision is to create a facility that features equestrian and philanthropic events, locally sourced food, outstanding culinary talent, incredible service and a professional staff. Whether to golf, eat, drink or relax, Polo Bar & Grill is fulfilling its role as the newest restaurant in Wellington, and is quickly becoming a fan favorite due to the dedication and talent of Gary Fellers and Jeanette Sassoon.

 

Victor Irizarry - General Manager & Executive Chef

Chef Victor brings talent, taste and incredible fusions techniques to Polo Bar & Grill. At the age of 16, Victor worked in his parents’ restaurants in Puerto Rico. Upon graduating high school, he decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and joined the United States Navy Culinary Program, earning the position as a personal chef of the Admiral for Commander Seventh Fleet in Japan. After six years in the military, Victor joined the Walt Disney World team in Orlando, Fla. Through his career, he always had an interest in wine, and in 2005 he earned his sommelier certification through the Court of Master sommeliers. After 10 years with Disney, Victor joined the team at BJ’s Brewhouse, corporate, as their Executive Chef, where he helped open more than 25 restaurants. After eight years with the company, Victor made a transition to Season 52 in Santa Monica, Calif., and then worked with the Hard Rock Café as the Executive Chef in Alaska. Chef Victor’s talent will make Polo Bar & Grill to the next level, and a destination restaurant for Wellington, Fla.

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