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Will Lustberg Appointed as Chef of The Waldorf=Astoria’s
Famed Steakhouse, Bull & Bear, in New York City

NEW YORK, N.Y. – March 12, 2012
– Will Lustberg has been named chef of The Waldorf=Astoria’s famed steakhouse, Bull & Bear. Formerly the hotel’s chef saucier, he will continue to bring his robust culinary experience to the landmark hotel.

Lustberg enthusiastically joins the kitchen operations of the celebrated Manhattan steakhouse and will oversee the newly revamped menu specializing in a selection of Prime Dry-Aged beef and fresh Atlantic seafood. He began his career with The Waldorf=Astoria after graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in 2000 and has cooked for presidents, other heads of state, royalty and celebrities at the iconic property.

“We are proud to have Will take on this esteemed culinary position as a dynamic leader in Bull & Bear,” said General Manager Eric O. Long.  “His years of experience at The Waldorf=Astoria and success as chef saucier are a testament to his passion and hard work with all his culinary undertakings.”

Lustberg has appeared on The Food Network’s “Chopped” and most recently was a contestant on FOX’s Hell’s Kitchen Season nine, coming in as runner-up in the competition. He is a New Jersey native inspired to pursue a career as a professional chef while growing up in a Jewish and Italian household with strong ties to food and cooking.

The epicenter of New York City’s business, social, cultural and political life, The Waldorf=Astoria is one of the city’s most diverse dining destinations, with three distinctive restaurants.  From Bull & Bear steakhouse, a Manhattan institution and the stylish Peacock Alley, the jewel of the hotel’s lobby, to Oscar’s American Brasserie offering casual dining, opportunity awaits.

The hotel is credited with the creation of such American staples as veal Oscar, lobster Newburg, eggs Benedict and (of course) Waldorf salad.  It also helped popularize culinary traditions like Thousand Island dressing and red velvet cake.

For more information about The Waldorf=Astoria and Bull & Bear steakhouse or to make reservations visit www.waldorfnewyork or call 212.355.3000.

About The Waldorf=Astoria:
The Waldorf=Astoria, an official New York City landmark since 1993, has been an internationally recognized symbol of elegance and grace for more than 100 years.  As such the Art Deco masterpiece, occupying an entire city block of midtown Manhattan is at the epicenter of the city’s cultural, commercial, social and political life.  A grand hotel in the grandest of traditions, with cosmopolitan restaurants, bustling lounges and bars, more than 60,000 square feet of high-tech equipped function space, state-of-the-art business center and intriguing boutiques, The Waldorf is a microcosm of the city it has served so well for so long.  The Waldorf=Astoria is a member of Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts and Hilton Worldwide.  Call 1-800-WALDORF or visit www.waldorfnewyork.com for more information.

About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
WALDORF ASTORIA is Hilton Worldwide's luxury brand of landmark hotels, with each one as singular and timeless as the brand's namesake, The Waldorf=Astoria Hotel in New York. From classic elegance to modern grandeur, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts each represent worldly sophistication and unparalleled guest service. From sumptuous spas and culinary excellence to world-class golf, each hotel and resort offers the exquisite accommodations and signature accoutrements that define refinement and sophistication. Discover Waldorf Astoria by visiting www.waldorfastoria.com. Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is one of Hilton Worldwide's ten market-leading brands

Contact:

Kristie Deptula
+1 212 868 1900 x257
kdeptula@quinnandco.com


 
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