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May, 2021

Meet St. Thomas Executive Chef Charlie Moan

One way a restaurant ensures loyal customers remain happy each time they dine is by adding a multi-talented executive chef to the team. 

That’s exactly what RooT 42 Bar & Grill has done. Recently, Executive Chef Charlie Moan joined the dedicated staff at the popular eatery. 

Located poolside on the grounds at Flamboyan Resort, the gathering spot is open for lunch, Happy Hour, and dinner seven days a week —as well as Sunday brunch.

Not only is proprietor, Brian Cox, continually adding fresh excitement to the restaurant’s appeal; he also has been busy establishing One Pub, a brand new restaurant in Red Hook.

According to Chef Charlie, he will be “totally hands-on” — overseeing both operations on a daily basis.

a piece of homemade dessert on a white plate drizzled with chocolate sauce

Above: Creative desserts by Chef Charlie change regularly and might include a luscious house-made brownie cheesecake.

Top of the page: Executive Chef Charlie Moan is now on staff at RooT 42 as well as “sister” operation: One Pub in Red Hook.

Above: RooT 42 offers a relaxed poolside setting to enjoy dining seven days a week.

Originally from the Philadelphia area, Charlie’s career focus changed dramatically during the 2008-09 economic downturn. At that time, he made the decision to join friends, relocating to the East Coast of Florida.

Gifted with a natural passion for cooking, Charlie worked his way up in the kitchen at Marriott Resort & Spa on Singer Island. Through on-the-job training and lots of determination, he climbed the ladder from dishwasher to executive chef. 

Charlie gave kudos for his success to several great chefs who took him under their wings, including a chef personally trained by Emeril Lagasse.


Said Charlie, “I believe in always passing along what I’ve learned. I believe in giving back by training others.”


After a decade in the Sunshine State, the talented executive chef and consultant explored options in Puerto Rico before discovering the joys of life on St. Thomas. Prior to joining the RooT 42 team, Charlie also worked at Whiskey Business.

Today, thanks to Chef Charlie, RooT 42 Bar & Grill is featuring a number of exciting new nightly specials. as well as creative desserts. 

As always, RooT 42, menu selections include fresh salads, burgers, sandwiches, paninis, flatbread pizza, chicken parmesan, country-fried meatloaf, jerk chicken, and pasta dishes.

For more info, follow RooT 42 on Facebook.
To reserve a table or order take-out,
call 340-513-1688.

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