Chef Alejandro Abad and Chef Austin Hamilton to Lead The St. Regis Deer Valley’s Culinary Teams
Park City, UT (RestaurantNews.com) The St. Regis Deer Valley, the award-winning luxury resort located in Park City, Utah, announced the appointment of both an Executive Chef and a Chef de Cuisine / Executive Sous Chef. Executive Chef Alejandro Abad and Chef de Cuisine / Executive Sous Chef Austin Hamilton were hand-picked by renowned Chef Matthew Harris, who collaborated with The St. Regis Deer Valley to develop a new signature restaurant, RIME Seafood & Steak, as well as three additional dining venues for the hotel—Brasserie 7452, The St. Regis Bar & Lounge, and the Terrace Café. RIME Seafood & Steak, which opened December 2019, is a modern take on the classic surf-and-turf style restaurant, with sustainably daily sourced seafood from Nantucket, Boston, Maine and Hawaii along with regionally sourced meats including Wagyu from Snake River Ranch in Washington and Delta Elk from Utah.
Executive Chef Alejandro Abad oversees the management of the food and beverage operations for The St. Regis Deer Valley’s kitchen including banquets, in-room dining, events and group business. Chef Abad, raised in Barcelona, Spain joined the resort from Montage Deer Valley, where he oversaw banquet culinary operations. He has spent more than 23 years learning his craft, stating his passion for food with a strong family tradition. Chef Abad honed his skills at restaurants across Europe and the Caribbean, including Restaurant Christophe and Restaurant Vermeer in The Netherlands. Chef Abad joined Sofitel Hotel’s in the San Francisco Bay Area and served as Executive Chef. “I love the environment at The St. Regis Deer Valley. All personnel strive for excellence to produce the best, freshest, and most innovative cuisine. Park City’s climate and scenery serves to inspire creativity,” said Chef Abad.
Chef de Cuisine / Executive Sous Chef Austin Hamilton will interpret and execute RIME Seafood & Steak’s creative menu offerings developed by Chef Harris, as well as the menus for Brasserie 7452, The St. Regis Bar & Lounge, and the Mountain Terrace. Hamilton’s experience includes working under Michelin three-star Chef Dominique Crenn at Petit Crenn, and under Chef Michael Mina at the Michelin starred Aqua, both in San Francisco. Chef Harris also specifically selected Hamilton for his New England culinary background including opening Boston’s Row 34 with James Beard nominee Jeremy Sewell. “The opportunity to expand the boundaries of superior cuisine, and to create new dishes and utilize new ingredients is a chef’s dream. I am thrilled to be working with such an experienced team,” said Hamilton.
“We are pleased to have Chef Abad and Chef Hamilton lead the culinary teams at our extraordinary resort,” said Richard Wales III, General Manager of The St. Regis Deer Valley. “Their collective backgrounds, spanning every aspect of food and beverage operations, will ensure the highest levels of service and performance. Working in concert with Chef Matthew Harris, our culinary team will deliver the exquisite St. Regis dining experience, with menus developed to complement the unparalleled wine selections of The St. Regis Wine Vault.”
For images of Chef Matthew Harris, Executive Chef Alejandro Abad, Chef de Cuisine / Executive Chef Austin Hamilton, as well as RIME Seafood & Steak, Brasserie 7452, The St. Regis Bar & Lounge, and the Mountain Terrace, visit https://bit.ly/2SUBWBT
About The St. Regis Deer Valley
The St. Regis Deer Valley, located in Park City, Utah, spans 12 acres and features 174 guest rooms, including exquisite one-bedroom suites and luxurious rooms which can be paired with the suites to form spacious two-, three-, and four-bedroom combinations. Among the 174 rooms are 68 elegant Hotel Condominiums and 25 grand Private Residences, with nine additional Residences under construction in a new standalone five-story building. The most luxurious amenities of any mountain resort in the world are offered at The St. Regis Deer Valley; these include the only funicular at a North American resort, 24-hour Butler Service, multiple dining outlets including a fine dining restaurant, a family-friendly brasserie, al fresco dining, and the acclaimed St. Regis Bar, a 13,000-bottle Wine Vault, a 14,000 square-foot Reméde spa with heated pools, a Val d’Isere-style ski “beach,” and year-round recreational activities. The slope-side resort is located at Deer Valley Resort®, just one mile from Main Street in Park City and 39 miles from Salt Lake City International Airport. SRDV Partners has engaged an affiliate of Marriott International, Inc. to manage the hotel on their behalf under the St. Regis® brand. For additional information, please access www.marriott.com/slcxr.
About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 7,000 properties under 30 leading brands spanning 132 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company now offers one travel program, Marriott Bonvoy™, replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG). For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.