|BOSTON, Mass. – April 21, 2006 – The Langham Hotel in Boston has appointed
Mark Sapienza to executive chef. In his new position, Chef Sapienza
will oversee the hotel’s two restaurants, Café Fleuri and Julien,
in addition to the banquet kitchen and private dining rooms. Sapienza replaces
Daniel Kenney, who is moving to Washington, D.C.
Sapienza originally joined the hotel in 1998, and his arrival marked the first time in the property’s history that an American chef was selected to lead the French-Mediterranean kitchen. After a brief intermission from the hotel, he rejoined the culinary team in March 2004. Since then, Sapienza has been chef de cuisine for the award-winning Julien restaurant and has now regained the position he once held as executive chef.
"We are delighted about Mark’s ‘come back,’ and we are happy he will take on this well-deserved leadership role," said Serge Denis, managing director of The Langham Hotel Boston. "Our hotel, our restaurants and, above all, our diners will benefit from his considerable talents."
Sapienza graduated with honors with an Associates degree in Culinary Arts and a Bachelors degree in Food Service Management from Johnson and Wales University (Providence, Rhode Island) in 1984. He has worked at the Boston Harbor Hotel, Claridge’s Hotel in London and various luxury properties along the East Coast. In addition, Chef Sapienza has received numerous accolades from colleagues and food critics: he was chosen among other celebrity chefs, such as Jacque Pepin, to prepare Julia Child’s Legion of Honor dinner at Julien in 2000; and he was honored with an invitation to present a dinner for the “Best Hotel Chefs in America” series at The James Beard House in New York in 2001.
Sapienza resides in Stoneham, MA with his wife Donna, two step-daughters, Adriana and Giovanna and son, Christian. They enjoy spending time together at home, as well as spending time in Maine and traveling throughout New England.
About The Langham Hotel, Boston
This elegant property, once the Federal Reserve Bank, is a national architectural landmark. An ideal downtown location, the Hotel offers a unique blend of historic charm and urban sophistication next to the finest shopping and attractions including: Faneuil Hall, Boston Common, the Freedom Trail, the Theater District and the waterfront. The Hotel’s two award-winning restaurants offer diners distinctive settings. Julien Restaurant is widely considered to be one of Boston’s most beautiful dining rooms and has been named one of the “Top 50 US Restaurants,” and Café Fleuri offers a brasserie-style restaurant enhanced by lofty atrium ceilings. The Hotel is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and has won AAA’s Four-Diamond award.
Langham has a legendary hotel heritage dating back to 1865 when the Langham Hotel in London originally opened as Europe’s first Grand Hotel. For 140 years, this flagship hotel has been at the forefront of sophisticated and gracious hospitality. Today, all Langham Hotels worldwide inherit the same philosophy that reflects elegance, continuous innovation and genuine hospitality creating a truly unique hotel experience.
Leslie Keller Gleser
|Also See:||Serge Denis, Managing Director of the Langham Hotel Boston, Named General Manager of the Year (large properties) by the Massachusetts Lodging Association / February 2006|
|John Dick Appointed General Manager for The Langham Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand / February 2005|