As The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs approaches its Centennial in 2018, it announced the naming of John Johnstone, C.M.C., as Vice President of Food & Beverage. Johnstone will oversee not only the resort, but overall food and beverage operations at The Broadmoor Wilderness properties of The Ranch at Emerald Valley, Cloud Camp, The Broadmoor Fishing Camp, and Seven Falls.
Most recently, Johnstone served as Director of Club Operations at the esteemed Augusta National Golf Club, home of the Masters. There he was in charge of clubhouse operations, as well as all Masters Tournament food and beverage operations. This encompassed the support and direction of all hospitality operations including concessions, luxury sponsor cabins and suites and 24 separate venues for members, players and patron dining. His extensive resume also includes serving in pre-opening varying leadership capacities with Ritz-Carltons in Washington, D.C., Boston, Sarasota, Greensboro, Georgia, and Los Angeles. Internationally, the list is extensive and includes Bali, Milan, Dubai, Thailand, as well as multiple properties in China.
Born and raised in Scotland, Johnstone received his degree from Clydebank College in Glasgow. He underwent his traditional apprenticeship working under several European 3-star Michelin chefs including Marco Pierre White and John Burton Race. Chef Johnstone was awarded his Certified Master Chef (C.M.C.) distinction from the American Culinary Federation in 2003; he served as Team Captain for the United Kingdom Epicurean World Master Chef’s Society, as well as Team Captain for the American Culinary Federation’s Team Long Island. From 2006 to 2009, Johnstone also served as Culinary Advisor for the USA Olympic Team.
“I could not be more delighted than to have Chef Johnstone join The Broadmoor family as we move toward our 100th anniversary in 2018,” says Damioli. “I had the privilege of working with him at the Greenbrier, and we have kept in touch all these years. His extensive experience is a perfect fit; his collaborative nature and commitment to continued best practices, products and services will help shape our deep and varied food and beverage program now, and for years to come. Chef Johnstone is one of only 65 certified Master Chefs. I cannot think of a more perfect person to lead The Broadmoor food and beverage team into our next millennium.”
Retiring Director of Food and Beverage C.W. Craig Reed adds, “I have been very fortunate to have been a part of this great hotel for the past 25 years. Because of my long history here, I am very pleased to welcome John Johnstone to the team here at The Broadmoor. I have had the pleasure of knowing John for many years. He is the consummate professional, and his leadership and talent will no doubt lead The Broadmoor to new heights.”
Chef Johnstone will be joined at The Broadmoor by his wife, Annie, along with two sons, Brody, 19, who is an honor student at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, and Fyfe, 12, who is a middle school student.
“I am truly honored and excited to join The Broadmoor family and I look forward to many years of contributing to the world-class excellence that The Broadmoor is known for,” Johnstone says. “To be part of such a talented team is a privilege for me and I am excited to embark on the challenges and successes ahead of us.”
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