The Westin Chicago Northwest announced that Ahmed Azizy has been named the new Executive Chef of the Property. Chef Azizy brings exceptional culinary leadership and expertise to all of the property’s on-site dining options, including The Marketplace, 400 Park Bistro and Seared.
Boasting spacious accommodations and an impressive list of services, The Westin Chicago Northwest is the ideal place to stay for both business and leisure travelers. With delicious new on-site dining options to try and the city of Chicago to explore, guests will find plenty to discover during their stay. The hotel is confident that Chef Azizy will significantly enhance the dining experience for guests and locals alike.
Chef Azizy has been an Executive Chef for GF Management, a leading national hotel ownership and management company since 2008. Most recently, he joined Holiday Inn Charlotte—Center City as their Executive Chef at the on-site restaurant, Caffe Siena.
Previously, Chef Azizy worked for Chicago’s Ritz Carlton and The Four Season’s hotels along the The Magnificent Mile, where he quickly worked his way up the fine dining corporate ladder. In addition to the hotel industry, he exercised his innate talent, formal education, and experience as a private chef for a number of Chicago’s Gold Coast notables.
As a native of Mohammedia, Morocco, Chef Azizy grew up with very diverse styles of food and cooking. His unique background makes him a visionary in the Culinary Arts world.
Chef Azizy notably worked his way to success after moving to the United States. Following his 1991 graduation from The New England Culinary Institute, Chef Azizy traveled to Nice, France where he went on to win first place in the US Division of the Grand Prix Auguste Escoffier Competition in 1996.
Chef Azizy’s resume boasts numerous experiences that make him a more than qualified fit for The Westin Chicago Northwest. His diverse cooking style will be the perfect fit for the new on-site dining options. The hotel is thrilled to welcome Chef Azizy to the Westin Chicago Northwest team.
“We’re so excited with all of the recent changes taking place here at The Westin,” says Jeremy Schaeffer, general manager of the property. “The new spaces look remarkable, and adding Chef Azizy to the team will only enhance the dining experience for our guests.”