OKC's Skirvin Hilton Hotel Names Marcelo Miranda Executive Chef

The Skirvin Hilton Hotel in Oklahoma City announced that Marcelo Miranda has been appointed to executive chef at the AAA Four-Diamond property. In his new role, Miranda will act as the creative mastermind in heightening the culinary operations at the historical property to include the refinement of food presentation, application of high quality, local sourced ingredients, and through the enhancement of traditional dishes with a modern twist.

Miranda is an exceptional chef with more than 20 years of culinary experience. He is considered a natural leader with the innate ability to motivate associates, enrich product, increase loyalty in patrons, and take the guest culinary experience to new heights. His impressive accolades include 2006 Oklahoma Chef of the Year, winner of "Chefs of America - American Harvest Competition", recipient of four Silver Medal Awards for 10 course meal competitions, and named to "America's 2000" as one of North America's Outstanding Chefs, and finalist at the International Bocuse d'Or Competition in Lyon, France.

"The addition of Chef Marcelo Miranda has elevated the division's level of expertise entirely. I have no doubt in my mind that his culinary excellence and seasoned professionalism will enhance our food quality and presentation, while creating menus that are relevant to the Oklahoma culinary scene," says Gerald Rappaport, general manager of the Skirvin Hilton. "We look forward to his onset of skills and seeing the positive impact that arises from his creative mentality and passion for the culinary arts."

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