Loews Regency New York Hotel announced the appointment of Catherine Medrano as executive chef. In her new role, Chef Medrano oversees daily operations for The Regency Bar & Grill, the hotel’s signature restaurant and home of the famed “Power Breakfast,” as well as In Room Dining. In addition, she is responsible for menu development, training staff, supervising culinary presentations, and ensuring exceptional experiences for the restaurant and hotel guests.
“Catherine was carefully selected as Loews Regency New York’s new executive chef due to her extensive experience working in restaurants and luxury properties, as well as her proven leadership skills,” says Simon Mais, managing director of Loews Regency New York. “As the pinnacle of New York’s power dining scene, The Regency Bar & Grill needs a strong leader and her meticulous approach to exceptional dining will continue to enhance The Regency Bar & Grill’s legacy.”
Chef Medrano brings over 12 years of culinary experience from a variety of restaurants and luxury hotels to Loews Regency New York. Most recently, she worked as the executive chef at The Hyatt Regency Jersey City On The Hudson. Chef Medrano previously held executive chef roles at the Park Hyatt in Chicago and Stanhope Park Hyatt in New York.
Born and raised in New Jersey into a large family, Medrano’s cooking style was heavily influenced by her family’s affinity for trying and introducing different cuisines at the dinner table. From the Hudson River Valley to the Garden State, Chef Medrano focuses on locality, seasonality and carbon foot print, which aligns well with the Regency Bar & Grill, known for its modern American fare that combines local New York produce with international flavors in a contemporary fine-dining setting.