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Travelle at The Langham Names Danielle Marelli Pastry Chef

Travelle at The Langham announced the appointment of Danielle Marelli as Pastry Chef. With multiple years of experience in the hospitality industry, Marelli takes on the new position with energy and passion to deliver superior desserts.

Chefs Talk What Michelin Really Means for Business

The on-sale dates for the 2019 Michelin guides are promoted on its website as breathlessly as a World Series game. “Mark your calendars,” the page proclaims, while underneath is a grid mapping the announcement dates for each of the four U.

6 Questions with Top Chef Winner Brooke Williamson

Brooke Williamson is the co-chef and co-owner—with husband and business partner Nick Roberts—of the Southern California restaurant group Company For Dinner which includes elevated gastropub Hudson House in Redondo Beach, The Tripel in Playa del Rey serving modern American food and craft beer, and Hawaiian fast casual concept Da Kikokiko in Playa Vista, among others.

David Wang Named Chef de Cuisine at Boleo

David Wang has been named Chef de Cuisine at Boleo, the lively South American-inspired rooftop bar located on the 15th floor of the Kimpton Gray Hotel. IBorn and raised in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood, Chef de Cuisine David Wang brings more than 10 years of experience to his role at Boleo.

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.