Bryan Simpson was named Chef de Cuisine at Madera, a Michelin-starred restaurant located at the luxury five-star Rosewood Sand Hill hotel in Menlo Park, California. In this role, Simpson is tasked with developing menu items, designing recipes and working alongside Executive Chef Reylon Agustin to ensure the food & beverage operations continue to excel at the award-winning property.
“We are delighted to announce that Bryan Simpson has joined our outstanding food & beverage team in the role of Chef de Cuisine at Madera,” says Philip Meyer, managing director of Rosewood Sand Hill. “We are confident that Bryan’s experience and expertise will ensure Rosewood Sand Hill’s Michelin-star restaurant, Madera, continues to offer our guests a premier culinary experience.”
With more than 10 years of experience in the culinary industry, Simpson will apply his vast knowledge, minimalist approach and passion for sustainability to his new position at Madera. Most recently, Simpson served as Sous Chef at Momofuku in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he oversaw food preparation, line cooking and dish plating under renowned chef, David Chang. In this role, Simpson developed his expertise in interpreting ingredients in different cooking mediums and overseeing large-scale operations. Prior to working at Momofuku, Simpson served various chef positions at some of the most prestigious restaurants including The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, California, Wolfgang Puck’s Spago in Las Vegas, Michael Mina’s Strip Steak in Las Vegas, Mondrian Hotel in South Beach, and multiple dining establishments at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. Simpson graduated from Le Cordon Bleu Institute of Culinary Arts in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he studied Culinary Arts.
Nestled amid 16 acres, Rosewood Sand Hill melds the relaxed style and beauty of California Ranch architecture with fragrant gardens and stunning views of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Whether relaxing in the spacious guestrooms, indulging at Sense spa, or enjoying Madera’s delicious offerings inspired by the freshest local ingredients, guests will experience unparalleled attention to detail and impeccable service at this urban oasis. Rosewood Sand Hill’s luxurious accommodations feature 121 elegantly appointed guest rooms, including 31 suites ranging in size from 527 square feet for the deluxe guestroom to 2,372 square feet for the two-bedroom Presidential Villa. All guestrooms and suites offer private balconies or terraces with views of landscaped courtyard gardens, the swimming pool or the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts manages 24 one-of-a-kind luxury properties in 15 countries, with 20 new hotels under development. Each Rosewood hotel embraces the brand’s A Sense of Place philosophy to reflect the individual location’s history, culture and sensibilities. The Rosewood collection includes some of the world’s most legendary hotels and resorts, including The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel in New York, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas and Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel in Paris, as well as new classics such as Rosewood Beijing.