The Plantation on Crystal River in Crystal River, Florida named Jack Spiess executive chef of the 196-room resort. Spiess will direct daily culinary operations at the resort’s signature West 82 Bar & Grill and outlets, and oversee food-and-beverage offerings for the Plantation’s 12,000 square feet of function space for meetings, corporate parties, local catering events and special occasions. Speiss has worked as the sous chef of the Plantation on Crystal River since 2016. Prior to joining the Plantation, he worked as executive chef of Le Pichet in Seattle’s Pike Place Market.