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Alexander La Motte Named Executive Chef of Rosewood CordeValle

Esteemed culinary professional Alexander La Motte was appointed executive chef of Rosewood CordeValle, the ultra-luxury resort located in San Martin, California. In this role, Chef La Motte will use his extensive experience to reimagine the resort’s three culinary destinations, Il Vigneto, Lion’s Peak Grill and One Iron Bar.

Hotel Weyanoke Hires Frank D. Paris III as Executive Chef

Hotel Weyanoke, the newly debuted historic boutique hotel located in downtown Farmville, Virginia, has announced the appointment of Frank D. Paris III to the role of executive chef. Paris will oversee the 70 guest-room property’s multiple dining outlets, which include its signature Campagna Italian Kitchen + Wine Bar, Effingham’s Coal-Fired Pizza + Tap Room, Catbird Rooftop Terrace and Sassafras Coffee Bar.

Growing City Tap Names Greg Gettles Executive Chef

City Tap, the elevated American gastropub set to open in Atlanta’s Midtown neighborhood this month, announces that Greg Gettles will serve as Executive Chef. Located at 848 Peachtree Street NE, the restaurant and bar will be City Tap’s seventh location nationwide, joining restaurants in Boston, D.

Hay-Adams Celebrating Flavors of Capri with Chef Stefano Mazzone

From February 4–10, Washingtonians and guests of the landmark Hay-Adams can be swept away with the flavors of Capri, Italy as Stefano Mazzone, the executive chef from the island’s renowned five-star Grand Hotel Quisisana, will journey to the nation’s capital.

Elaia Shifts Direction Under Chef Aaron Martinez

In October, esteemed St. Louis restaurant Elaia welcomed a new Executive Chef, Aaron Martinez. Now, as Owner of Bengelina Hospitality Group Ben Poremba looks to the new year, he is pleased to unveil a new direction for the award-winning establishment.

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort Promotes Luciano Sperduto

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort promoted Luciano Sperduto to director of food and beverage from his previous role as assistant director.Sperduto will oversee the resort’s multi-million dollar food and beverage operation comprised of 17 food and beverage outlets, along with the catering and award-winning banquets division which conducts more than 1 million banquet covers annually.

Emily Phillips Named Executive Chef of Vivere

Italian Village Restaurants—Chicago’s original Italian destination —announced the appointment of Chef Emily Phillips as executive chef of its contemporary Italian concept, Vivere.With a versatile culinary background and contagious passion for the restaurant industry, Phillips joined the Italian Village family as Sous Chef in Summer 2018 before recently being named Executive Chef.

Restaurateur Meherwan Irani is a Multi-Market Maven

For restaurateur Meherwan Irani, the saying, “Necessity is the mother of invention,” was never more true in his life than as a newly immigrated grad student in Columbia, South Carolina, in the early 1990s.

Chef Dominique Crenn Makes Michelin Star History

Chef Dominique Crenn, who graced the cover of FSR magazine in May 2017, earned three stars from the Michelin Guide—its highest rating—for her San Francisco hotspot Atelier Crenn. The honor makes Crenn the first U.

Le Bernardin Picked as No. 1 Restaurant In The World

Le Bernardin, fresh off its third Michelin Star for the 14th consecutive year, was named the No. 1 restaurant in the world by La Liste. The global restaurant guide, which debuted in 2015, said it provides “an objective and democratic ranking of the world's most outstanding restaurants powered by a proprietary algorithm that gathers information from over 600 leading food guides, user-generated review sites and global publications such as The New York Times, Michelin Guide, TripAdvisor, and more.

The Arizona Biltmore Hires Thierry Delourneaux as Executive Pastry Chef

The Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, announced the appointment of Thierry Delourneaux to the position of Executive Pastry Chef. A respected culinarian with extensive experience at legendary, luxury properties, Chef Delourneaux will oversee all pastry and confection operations at the landmark property.