Out50: David Thall

David Thall

Treating others with care is in David Thall’s pedigree.

“I was raised by a mother who loved to entertain and was the consummate hostess, and my father owned and managed restaurants. In a home where warmth and genuine care was given to all, my parents were all about making people feel comfortable as soon as they walked in the door,” said Thall, who was born and raised in Belle Mead, New Jersey.
He added, “This is my professional and personal value system.”
Thall, who received his bachelor’s degree in hospitality in 1992 from Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania, arrived in Delray Beach in 1999 at the age of 29.

“Previously I had spent a number of years working in various locations in Asia, including Seoul, Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok,” said Thall, who joined The Breakers Palm Beach in Autumn 1999 as one of the opening managers for Echo, an Asian restaurant. 
In Autumn 2013, he was promoted to assistant director of food and beverage with direct responsibility for Echo, HMF and The Italian Restaurant. 
“Thanks to David’s efforts, Echo has consistently been a leading sponsor of PBCHRC major events year after year,” said Rand Hoch, founder and president of the Palm Beach County Human Rights Council. 
Said Thall, “I have been supporting the cause for many years and it is so important, especially now, that we all pay attention, educate ourselves and make good decisions at the polls. We have made great strides in equality, but don’t want to lose traction in our advances, so we must be vigilant as to who we are putting in office and that their policies are in alignment with ours.”

After hours, Thall downshifts at his mid-century home in Lake Worth Beach. 
“I recently remodeled my kitchen and I love to cook, so I put on music, prepare a great meal, open a bottle of wine and relax with my two Pomeranians, Drake and Michi,” said Thall. 
“Everyone should feel special, genuinely looked after, and cared for.”  

— James Watson  

 

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