California Hotel Restaurant Names Chef de Cuisine

Hotel del Coronado, California’s iconic luxury hotel by the sea, today has appointed Meredith Manee as its new Chef de Cuisine of 1500 OCEAN. 

Chef Manee will oversee food and beverage operations for the signature restaurant and its adjacent Sunset Bar, leading a veteran staff of culinary professionals. With a classically trained background in fine dining and with Santa Barbara roots, Chef Manee will utilize over 13 years of experience in the industry to provide the hotel’s global guests with the finest in California Coastal dining.

“We are excited to have Chef Manee bring her fresh perspective to the cornerstone restaurant of The Del,” says Andre Zotoff, vice president and hotel general manager. “Meredith’s background in restaurants from Hawaii to Houston, Los Angeles to Denver, will allow her to incorporate eclectic inspirations to the seasonal culinary program of 1500 OCEAN.”

As a child, Chef Manee spent hours in the kitchen learning her family’s traditional Italian flavors. Developing as a young chef, she added heat and spices from around the world to her repertoire, and plans to blend those flavors in unexpected ways with seasonal produce from local farmers, bringing new light to the California Coastal menu. 

She plans to utilize The Del’s on-site, beachfront herb garden year-round for growing the freshest garden-to-table flavors, and incorporate artisanal products from local purveyors to produce the highest quality of bespoke, uncomplicated dining that can be appreciated by all palates.

Chef Manee has worked with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts for the duration of her career, where she consistently elevated the dining profiles amongst guests and local clientele at a variety of properties. 

In her most recent position, Chef Manee served as the executive restaurant chef of Edge Steak House at the Four Seasons Hotel Denver, where she oversaw all culinary operations onsite including in-room dining, banquets and receptions, and pool and lounge operations, placing the hotel among the top three in the global Four Seasons portfolio.

Chef Manee received her culinary education from the California School of Culinary Arts Le Cordon Bleu program. She will work under the direction of Hotel del Coronado Executive Chef John Shelton.

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