News for the Hospitality Executive
Tiffany Sawyer Named Executive Chef by Stowe Mountain
in Stowe, Vermont
Stowe, Vt.- October 27, 2010 — Stowe Mountain Lodge and Destination Hotels & Resorts announces the appointment of Chef Tiffany Sawyer as Executive Chef of Stowe Mountain Lodge. Chef Sawyer will lead the culinary team at Stowe Mountain Lodge’s esteemed AAA 4-diamond restaurant, Solstice, as well as oversee the menus and operations at Hourglass lounge and Aqua pool bar. Additionally, Chef Sawyer will manage the lodge’s in-room dining, banquets and catering events, all of which are executed through Solstice restaurant. With over 21 years of experience, Chef Sawyer has directed the food and beverage programs at a variety of luxury hotels and resorts across the country and abroad.
As a graduate of Johnson & Wales University with a degree in Culinary Arts, Chef Sawyer has sustained her passion for food in a variety of leadership positions throughout her career. Chef Sawyer joins Stowe Mountain Lodge from Orlando, Florida, where she served as a Personal Chef to the Wrigley family. During her time with the Wrigley family, Chef Sawyer continued to grow and evolve as a chef, receiving culinary training at multiple Michelin star restaurants and 5-star hotels. Prior to working with the Wrigley family, Chef Sawyer served as the Executive Chef and General Manager of Webster’s Restaurant, a 4-diamond, 125-seat fine dining restaurant located in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Chef Sawyer has also held Executive Chef, Sous Chef and Director of Food & Beverage positions at a variety of prestigious hotels and restaurants throughout the nation including at Beaver Creek Lodge in Beaver Creek, Colorado, Celebration Hotel in Celebration, Florida, Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida and Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Oversees, Chef Sawyer has consulted for top luxury brands in Singapore, Australia, Hawaii and England.
Chef Sawyer’s impressive resume and credentials also includes an advanced, level 2 United States Sommelier certification, Escoffier Society membership, a silver medal at the Culinary Olympics in Berlin, James Beard Dinner participant, and a Culinary Classic World Cup winner. Although Chef Sawyer has proven her dedication to her work over the course of her 21-year career, she also creates opportunities to tap into her athletic abilities and passion. As an award-winning and competitive athlete, Chef Sawyer frequently goes skydiving, rock-climbing, base-jumping, white water rafting, hang gliding, scuba diving, skiing and flies single-engine planes. Her dare-devil traits and risk-taking nature translates gracefully from the kitchen to the great outdoors.
Chef Sawyer is truly devoted to the art of food, and is committed to utilizing Stowe Mountain Lodge’s venerated farm-to-table concept while adding a contemporary flare to the menus she creates. “The culinary presence Stowe Mountain Lodge has within the state and the nation is very impressive. I look forward to working with the existing style of the restaurants and giving the menus a refreshed, inspired feel,” says Chef Sawyer as she reflects on her vision of Stowe Mountain Lodge. “My goal is to continue to provide fresh, locally sourced, seasonal ingredients in dishes that surprise and delight the palette.”
About Stowe Mountain Lodge
Stowe Mountain Lodge is the centerpiece of Spruce Peak at Stowe Mountain Resort, the pinnacle of New England skiing and outdoor recreation and a $400 million alpine neighborhood that has been in planning and development stages for the past 16 years. As part of this new community, guests of Stowe Mountain Lodge will enjoy unparalleled service, 312 guest rooms, a 21,000-square-foot spa and wellness center, ski-in/ski-out access to over 100 legendary trails, exclusive access to Stowe Mountain Club, an 18-hole mountain golf course designed by Bob Cupp, and a heated outdoor pool. The property offers more than 12,000 square feet of indoor event space, with access to 420-seat Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, slated to open in December 2010. The Lodge offers farm-to-table cuisine in Solstice restaurant and Hourglass bar, high-end retail boutiques and access to limitless on-mountain recreational options. In December 2010, Stowe Mountain Lodge will open an additional 173 guest rooms, bringing the total count to 312. In addition, 34 fractionally-owned condominium units are available for vacation home ownership in the Lodge’s Front Four Private Residence Club. Special lodging offers and packages available by calling (802) 253-3560 or (888) 4-STOWE-VT or by visiting www.stowemountainlodge.com. For real estate inquiries, please call (888) 403-7739 or (802) 253-0320.
About Destination Hotels & Resorts
Destination Hotels & Resorts is the fourth largest independent hospitality management company in the United States with more than 30 luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and conference centers. The company has developed a variety of initiatives to better serve its communities, stakeholders and customers including Destination Earth, an environmental sustainability program, and the Destination Delivers guest loyalty program, which provides the best available offers to members. Destination operates properties in key metropolitan areas and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Denver, San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Fe, Aspen, Palm Springs, Houston and Lake Tahoe. Destination is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises. For more information on the properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit www.destinationhotels.com or to join Destination Delivers, visit www.destinationdelivers.com.
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