About Beach Walk Café
About Beach Walk Café
With outstanding cuisine, personalized service and unparalleled views, Beach Walk Café is pure indulgence in romantic waterfront dining on one of the most breathtaking settings on the Gulf Coast. Overlooking the clear emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Beach Walk Café is located within Henderson Park Inn on a stretch of private beach neighboring Henderson Beach State Park. The Inn has been named The Most Romantic Hotel in North America, so it’s no surprise that Beach Walk Café has also been selected as one of the most romantic restaurants in the United States.
Beach Walk Café offers dining experiences that allow guests to kindle the flames of romance over fantastic fare. For the most romantic dinner on the gulf and possibly of your life, reserve Beach Walk Café’s Toes in the Sand dining experience. Enjoy a private table at the water’s edge with a dedicated server and watch the sun set into the gulf for a truly memorable evening!
A favorite with locals and tourists alike, Beach Walk is known for its meticulous service, innovative cuisine and a stunning, unparalleled view.
Born and raised in Destin, Beach Walk Café’s executive chef, Daniel Peters, brings a unique perspective to the kitchen, bringing together locally-inspired ingredients and flavors together with his expert culinary skills. He first entered a professional kitchen at the age of 26, gaining his first taste of fine food and wine knowledge at Chan’s Wine World’s original location. But, in 2011, after a trip to the area, Peters decided to move to Napa Valley to further his curiosity of culinary culture and lifestyle. It was here Peters studied under a number of world-renown and award-winning chefs, including Douglas Keane, Sang Yoon, Jake Rand and Stephan Barber. All of which he attributes the entirety of his cuisine knowledge. He returned home with a goal of using what he learned to assist in the elevation of Destin’s food culture. Now, he’s working to bring about a Gulf-to-table concept at Beach Walk, crafting scrumptious fresh catch features daily, and share his incredible creations with the community that raised him.
After earning a bachelors’ degree in hospitality from Auburn, Jessica began her career in catering and events, gaining expertise in both the sales department and the restaurant side of the industry.
With a heart for travel and experiencing other cultures, she was inspired to pursue a career on the restaurant side after studying her craft in South Africa and officially moved to Destin in 2017 to work at Henderson Beach Resort. She began as the Assistant Food & Beverage Manager and was promoted twice to become the General Manager of multiple food and beverage outlets on property.
Now, she leads the Beach Walk Café team, motivated by the experience she hopes to provide guests with the belief that the most incredible stories can be told over a good glass of wine and a delicious meal.
Vikki joined the Beach Walk Cafe team more than 10 years ago, assisting with day-to-day operations while her husband worked with Henderson Park Inn. Before her extensive experience in the food & beverage industry, she had an extensive career in finance, working with companies like Merrill Lynch for more than 16 years. Now, her passion for Beach Walk lies with creating the best experience for each and every guests that walks in the door.