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Steve Sicinski Appointed Executive Chef of Topnotch Resort
and Spa in Stowe, Vermont


May 25, 2011 (Stowe, VT) - Topnotch Resort and Spa in Stowe, Vermont has announced the appointment of Steve Sicinski as Executive Chef. With classical French training and a talent for "intelligent cuisine," Sicinski will oversee all dining operations at the award-winning resort, including the creation of new menus from fresh local ingredients at Norma's, the Buttertub Bistro and The Spa at Topnotch, as well as in-room dining, banquets and special events. Sicinski joined the hotel earlier this month. 
 
"We're delighted to welcome Steve back to New England and are looking forward to his new menus in Norma's and Buttertub Bistro," said Aaron Black, General Manager of Topnotch Resort and Spa. "Dining is one of the highlights of our resort experience, and we look forward to Steve's creativity."
 
Bringing French-trained talent for healthful modern cuisine, Sicinski will continue the Topnotch Resort and Spa tradition of celebrating the local bounty of Vermont and New England with inventive dishes created from fresh, seasonal regional ingredients from the Green Mountains.
 
Sicinski joins Topnotch Resort and Spa from Mii amo, the Destination Spa of Enchantment Resort in Sedona, Arizona where he has been Executive Spa Chef since 2006. While there he co-authored Journey of Taste: Favorite Recipes from Mii amo Spa in Sedona, featuring the 50 recipes most requested by spa guests. Sicinski launched his restaurant career at Enchantment Resort as a Sous Chef in 2004.
 
A native of Connecticut, Sicinski earned a Diploma of Arts from Le Cordon Bleu at the Atlantic Culinary Academy as well as an Associate's Degree of Science from McIntosh College in Dover, New Hampshire.

About Topnotch Resort
A model of sophisticated rusticity in the rolling mountains of Vermont, Topnotch Resort and Spa is a premier New England destination retreat offering endless recreational pursuits in a thoroughly luxurious atmosphere. A Preferred Boutique and AAA Four Diamond property set on 120 acres near the village of Stowe, the resort offers 68 guest rooms and suites dressed in bespoke European Country Manor style, with contemporary amenities and most with exceptional views of the lush Green Mountains. Topnotch also has a selection of 40 luxurious two- and three-bedroom resort homes each with its own personality and full resort privileges. In June 2006, Norma's Restaurant opened at the resort, serving contemporary cuisine in a casual setting, with an inviting open kitchen. Acclaimed as one of the world's top resort spas by Spa Finder, Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure, the Topnotch Spa covers 35,000 square feet, including 30 treatment rooms in which to experience more than 120 exotic and rejuvenating treatments and services. For sports and leisure, the resort features a premier Tennis Center with indoor and outdoor courts, cross-country and downhill skiing, a wealth of fitness pursuits at a state-of-the-art Fitness Center, an indoor pool with a cascading massage waterfall, a whirlpool/Jacuzzi, and two mountain-view outdoor pools - one of which is heated year-round. Topnotch and has been recognized as the #1 tennis resort in the Northeast in 2008 by Tennis Magazine and #3 tennis resort in the world by Tennis Resorts Online.  Topnotch is the home of the annual Star Chef Event in the summer. Located at the foot of Mount Mansfield, Topnotch is a premier destination for winter activities such as skiing and snowshoeing.  Pets are welcome in select guest rooms and suites at the resort. Topnotch Resort and Spa is part of the Terra Resort Group and is a member of Preferred Boutique.  www.topnotchresort.com.
 
About the Terra Resort Group
Formed in November 2006, Terra Resort Group boasts a highly credentialed pedigree of operational and business talent led by company President Jamie Yarrow, who works in partnership with Rob DesLauriers, Chairman of Terra Resort Group and the developer of Hotel Terra and Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa. Terra Resort Group offers services for developers and owners that include: asset management, development and operational consulting services, renovation management, and an expertise in the condominium hotel model that covers, HOA structure, real estate sales, operations and association documentation. The group currently includes three Teton Village, WY properties: Hotel Terra Jackson Hole, Teton Mountain Lodge and Spa, the Inn at Jackson Hole as well as the historic Casa Madrona in Sausalito, CA and the iconic Topnotch Resort and Spa in Stowe, VT. www.terraresortgroup.com.
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Contact: 

Julie Shamrock
Hawkins International PR
212-255-6541
julie@hawkpr.com

 

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Also See: Aaron Black Appointed General Manager of Topnotch Resort and Spa in Stowe, Vermont / August 2010

Terra Resort Group Assumes Management of Topnotch Resort and Spa, in Stowe, Vermont / June 2010
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