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Beverly Hills’ Somni Awarded Two Michelin Stars

On the heels of its one-year anniversary, Somni receives two Michelin stars upon the Michelin Guide’s return to Los Angeles after a decade. Led by ThinkFoodGroup’s West Coast creative director Aitor Zabala with chef José Andrés and the TFG creative team, ThinkFoodTank, the fine dining concept opened in March 2018 with national acclaim.

Ted’s Montana Grill Names New Corporate Chef

Ted’s Montana Grill, famous for its authentic American cuisine and the largest bison menu in the world, announces the addition of a new member on the leadership team. A new corporate chef will lead innovation in the kitchen and drive our steadfast commitment to serving incredible food and genuine hospitality.

Keith Potter Named Executive Chef at Ventana Big Sur

Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort, has appointed Keith Potter as executive chef of the luxury resort tucked between towering redwood trees and the California coastline in Big Sur. Potter, who brings over 15 years of culinary experience at acclaimed restaurants in Chicago, will oversee all food and beverage operations for the 59-room resort including its signature indoor-outdoor restaurant, The Sur House.

Madison Tessener Named Chef de Cuisine of Scott Crawford's Bistro Jolie

This week, Chef Scott Crawford announced Madison Tessener has joined Crawford Hospitality as the Chef de Cuisine for his French bistro Jolie, opening later this Summer. For Tessener, this marks a return to Raleigh—her hometown—after a career working in the South’s most respected kitchens—at Fig, Husk, Charleston Grill, McCrady’s and Chez Nous—in Charleston since 2011.