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Bertrand Bouquin Named as Executive
Chef at The 744-key Broadmoor
Colorado Springs, Colo. (November 16, 2012) – Bertrand Bouquin has been named executive chef at The BROADMOOR in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Chef Bouquin, following the retirement of Chef Sigi Eisenberger, becomes only the fifth executive chef in the history of the Broadmoor Hotel.
“Bertrand Bouquin is a world class culinary talent who has cooked alongside some of the world’s leading chefs,” says C.W. Craig Reed, Director of Food & Beverage. “His commitment to leadership, service and the culinary arts is unparalleled and we are confident he will build upon the legacy of the great chefs who preceded him.”
Bouquin joined The BROADMOOR legendary team of chefs in 2005 after his role as Executive Chef at the exclusive Mobil Five-Star Maisonette in Cincinnati, Ohio, the longest holder of the Mobil Five-Star restaurant award, celebrating 41 consecutive years in 2005. Bouquin has had the good fortune to train under several world-famous chefs, including Alain Ducasse, Daniel Boulud, and Jean-Pierre Bruneau. Prior to manning the stoves at Maisonette, Bouquin worked at some of the best restaurants in the United States, including Club XIX at the Lodge at Pebble Beach, and Restaurant Daniel and Café Boulud in New York City.
As chef of both the Penrose Room and Summit restaurants, Chef Bouquin has proven his versatility and creativity in the drastically differing menus for both restaurants. He was instrumental in the successful opening of Summit receiving numerous awards including the coveted “Best New Restaurant” award from Esquire magazine. Following this achievement, Chef Bouquin took the Penrose Room to the highest culinary level by garnering both the AAA Five-Diamond and the Forbes Five-Star Awards. The Penrose Room is only one of 12 restaurants in the country to be decorated with such honors, and the only such restaurant in Colorado.
“Our goal is for our restaurant and banquet operations to be known as the absolute finest culinary destination in the country,” says Craig Reed, Director of Food & Beverage. “Chef Bouquin’s leadership ability along with his culinary expertise will no doubt lead us down this path of success.”
For more information on The BROADMOOR, please visit The BROADMOOR or call 866.686.3965.
About The BROADMOOR
Opened in 1918, The Broadmoor is situated at the gateway to the Colorado Rocky Mountains in Colorado Springs. The resort encompasses 3,000 acres with three championship golf courses, 744 lodging rooms and suites, including the new Cottage suites. Amenities include an award-winning spa and fitness center, nationally recognized tennis program, 25 retail boutiques and 18 restaurants, cafes and lounges.
The BROADMOOR is a member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts and Historic Hotels of America.
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