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Park Hyatt New York  Names Gerard Spezio Executive Chef

Park Hyatt New York  announced the appointment of Gerard Spezio as Executive Chef of the hotel. Chef Spezio joins the five-star award-winning hotel with previous experience at various Hyatt properties nationally.  As Executive Chef of Park Hyatt New York, Chef Spezio oversees the dining outlet’s culinary offerings, ensuring locals and guests of the hotel receive […]

RATIONAL USA Promotes Six Corporate Chefs

RATIONAL USA, a leading manufacturer of intelligent cooking equipment for commercial foodservice, announced the following promotions: Joel Elliott has been promoted to Sr. National Corporate Chef (Key Accounts). He joined RATIONAL in May of 2004 and has served as Regional Sales Manager, Regional Corporate Chef, and Senior Key Accounts Corporate Chef. He will report to […]

Chef Quentin Welch Named Executive Chef of Bourbon Steak DC

Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC and MINA Group announced the hire of Chef Quentin Welch as the new Executive Chef of Bourbon Steak DC. The Mina Group alum will helm the flagship location of Bourbon Steak, Chef Michael Mina’s love letter to the American steakhouse, beginning in the role today, October 30th, ahead of the […]

Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa Names Troy batten Executive Chef of Spur Restaurant

Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa, part of the Noble House Hotels and Resorts collection of luxury hotels and resorts, announced the appointment of Troy Batten, the current Executive Chef of the hotel’s award-winning Spur Restaurant & Bar and Spur Catering, as the new Area Director of Food and Beverage. Batten began his career at Teton […]

Levi Goode Begins Hiring Search for Executive Chef of Credence

Three time James Beard Award nominated chef, restaurateur and head of Goode Company Restaurants Levi Goode is accepting applications for the Executive Chef position for his first restaurant under his own personal brand: Credence. The fine dining restaurant is inspired by Levi’s family recipes, cooking with his grandmother and father, hunting and live-fire cooking, his […]

Henderson Beach Resort Names Tyler Simmons Executive Chef

Henderson Beach Resort, a leading luxury resort known for its exceptional hospitality and exquisite dining experiences, announced the appointment of Tyler Simmons as its new Executive Chef. With a remarkable culinary career spanning over two decades, Chef Simmons brings a wealth of expertise and innovation to the resort’s esteemed culinary team. Renowned for his creative […]

The Gwen Promotes Jason Sundberg to Director of Bars & Restaurants

The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, announced the promotion of Jason Sundberg. In this new leadership role as Director of Bars & Restaurants, Sundberg will execute the luxury hotel’s mission of delivering unparalleled guest experiences in the food and beverage space, injecting creativity and passion at every turn.    For the past two years, Sundberg […]

Meg Galus Joins Good Ambler as Executive Pastry Chef

Good Ambler, the expansive cafe situated in Chicago’s West Loop Neighborhood, announced its new Executive Pastry Chef, Meg Galus. Meg brings with her nearly two decades of experience and a passion for all things pastry. At the full service cafe, open seven days a week, customers can get their daily fix of sweet and savory […]

Chef Jose Garces Named to President Biden’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition

Chef Jose Garces was recently named by President Biden as one of 27 new appointees to the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition (PCSFN), a federal advisory committee that aims to promote healthy, accessible eating and physical activity for all Americans, regardless of background or ability. In his new role on the council, Garces […]

Mercer Boardwalk to Welcome First Three Restaurant Concepts

Mercer Boardwalk, the high-profile, mixed-use project developed by Centurion American Development Group, is at one of the region’s most visible locations, the southeast intersection of Luna Road and I-635 in Farmers Branch. The development team is announcing the first three of the project’s dining destinations, which are slated to open later this fall. Barrel & […]

Markus Treppenhauer Promotes Eric Marting to Executive Chef

Markus Treppenhauer, General Manager, Fairmont San Francisco announced the promotion of Eric Marting to the position of Executive Chef.  Chef Marting brings more than 15 years of culinary experience to the elevated role. As Executive Chef, Eric will lead and inspire the hotel’s culinary team in creating genuine and authentic dining experiences in one of […]

Belong Kitchen to Feature Chef Jonathan Levine in August

Every Wednesday during the month of August, Belong Kitchen (Belong), a neighborhood non-profit grab-n-go kitchen that employs adults with intellectual and developmental differences, is featuring a menu item created by Guest Chef, Jonathan Levine. Chef Jonathan opened Jonathan’s The Rub in 2008 and opened a second location in 2018. Jonathan visited Belong on June 22nd, […]

Rosewood Little Dix Bay Names Andy Gaskin Executive Chef

Rosewood Little Dix Bay announced a key appointment to their Food & Beverage team – Executive Chef Andy Gaskin. A well-established name in the world of hospitality, Chef Andy looks forward to bringing his expertise and passion to Rosewood Little Dix Bay, with the goal of continually advancing the property’s culinary program. From Caribbean fine […]

David Burke Announces First Foray into Hotel and F&B Management

Chef David Burke announced the addition of the restaurants of the historic 116-year-old The Bernards Inn to his collection of unique, award-winning restaurants, having just inked a partnership with the inn’s owner, Hampshire Destination Properties, LLC, a subsidiary of The Hampshire Companies.   He and his David Burke Hospitality Management (DBHM) team are taking charge of […]