The Beverly Hilton announced the appointment of Chef Alberico Nunziata as executive chef. Nunziata will be responsible for overseeing the menus and staff of CIRCA 55, in addition to banquet operations, in-room dining and menus for the hotel’s high-profile events and galas, including the Golden Globe Awards Show, Oscar Nominee Luncheon, Pre-Grammy Gala, and the Milken Institute’s Global Conference.
“We are excited to welcome Executive Chef Alberico to The Beverly Hilton,” says Sandy Murphy, general manager of The Beverly Hilton. “Chef Alberico is extremely talented, with an impressive culinary background, and we are confident that guests and Los Angeles locals will love what he brings to the table.”
Nunziata will also be updating the pool menu for The Beverly Hilton’s famed Aqua Star Pool and introducing a poolside “Aperitivo Hour” menu of appetizers and light bites that will be available on weekdays.
Citing his mother as one of his main inspirations, Nunziata brings an Italian heritage and farm-to-table culinary philosophy to the hotel with a simple style of cooking that lets the food’s true flavors shine through.
“I am truly thrilled to be taking the lead at this iconic Beverly Hills hotel,” adds Nunziata. “I am looking forward to combining the timeless elegance of The Beverly Hilton with my fresh take on Italian fare, to introduce guests to a totally unique eating experience.”
Before joining The Beverly Hilton, Nunziata most recently acted as Executive Chef at Hotel Casa del Mar overseeing Catch restaurant and Terraza Lounge. Originally from Sorrento, Italy, Nunziata also spent 10 years cooking for the general manager of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the Italian Prime Minister.