Meet the Team

Shane Bittaker

Managing Partner

Shane Bittaker, originally from Clearwater Florida, has been with Bon Appétit Group℠ for 30 years. After graduating from culinary school, he began in the kitchen at Bon Appetit Restaurant and worked his way up to Certified Executive Chef of Cafe Alfresco and General Manager of Bon Appetit. Currently, he oversees daily operations of Cafe Honeymoon, Cafe Caladesi, Hillsborough River State Park and Sand Key County Park, along with several other county beach park concessions. Shane also heads up special events at Honeymoon Island and Sand Key Park. When he isn’t working, Shane likes to ride his Harley and spend time with family.

Nancy Williams

Wedding & Special Events Manager, Bon Appétit Restaurant

Nancy is the Wedding and Special Events Manager at Bon Appétit Restaurant, handling weddings, parties and corporate events. She has been in the hospitality industry for over 32 years engaging in every aspect of food and beverage. Nancy brings experience in private social and membership clubs and catering. She especially enjoys working with brides and grooms to ensure that all the finer details are in place and their special day is truly one to remember. Nancy coordinates our yearly waterfront bridal showcases with local professional wedding vendors to ensure brides receive only the best the industry has to offer.

Melissa Wintringham

Special Events & Wedding Coordinator, Honeymoon Island and Sand Key Beach

Melissa Wintringham grew up in the small town of Centerburg, Ohio. She had an early start on her event planning career working as a banquet server at the local country club at the tender age of 14. After attending Kent State University, she moved to Los Angeles, California. There, she worked for over nine years in film and television production, wedding coordination and catering private events. Next, she worked in Washington DC and became the Corporate Sales Manager for La Prima Catering. After much consideration, Melissa chose to settle down near her family here in sunny, charming Dunedin, Florida. Melissa sees every event as a chance to bring people together and create memories that will last for years to come.

Rachel Vandenboogaart

Banquet Captain, Honeymoon Island and Sand Key Beach

Rachel Vandenboogaart is the banquet captain at Honeymoon Island. She was born and raised in the Clearwater area and is of Dutch descent. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a bachelors in Communications and has been doing everything from dishwashing to managing in the restaurant and hospitality business for over 20 years. As a banquet captain, Rachel is responsible for transforming your wedding dreams into reality. When she leaves Honeymoon Island at the end of the day, she goes home to her amazing fiancé and her two little boys. During her rare moments of spare time, you can find her gardening or reading.