John Sallman is a member of the National Association of Realtors on the Emerald Coast at RealJoy Properties selling real estate along the Gulf Coast including, but not limited to the 30A area, Destin, and Niceville. In addition, Sallman is the Director of Operations for RealJoy Vacations.
The son of an Air Force pilot, John lived in a few states but calls Florida his home. Real Estate & hotel management has become a passion for John, but prior Sallman was a professional Chef for 17 years. In 2014 John was recognized as a top 500 chef in the country by Best Chefs America.
John was the Executive Chef of Beach Walk Cafe located in the Henderson Park Inn, and Sallman was the Food & Beverage Supervisor of the Courtyard and Residence Inn by Marriott; a world known hotel for the family and business traveler, located at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. During his tenure at the Marriotts he upheld the standards of Marriotts, managed the food & beverage staff for both properties, and won second place in Sandestin’s annual gumbo competition.
Sallman worked with the Westin Grand Bohemian located in Orlando, Florida starting as a line cook and was promoted to his first restaurant management position. At the Westin he was the Sous Chef of the Boheme, the luxury boutique hotel’s fine dining restaurant. While at the Boheme he was recognized with a certificate of appreciation for being a part of the team that brought the desired AAA Four Diamond rating to the restaurant and property in its first year.
John became a member of the National Association of Realtors in 2013. He received a degree in Culinary Arts from Johnson & Wales University located in Miami, Florida in 2001.
Sallman, his wife Ashley, two daughters and Chihuahua reside in Santa Rosa Beach.