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Chris Hettinger Named Executive Chef at Tarrytown House Estate
and Conference Center, Tarrytown, New York


Tarrytown, NY (August 2009) The Tarrytown House Estate & Conference Center, managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, is proud to announce the appointment of Chris Hettinger of Mohegan Lake, NY to Executive Chef.   In his new position, Chef Hettinger is responsible for overseeing the entire culinary team, menu creation for everything from conferences to weddings, as well as Cellar 49 and the Cabana Grille, also located on the property.
Hettinger began his career with the Tarrytown House in 1997 as a breakfast cook, and worked his way up through the ranks to executive sous chef.  During that time, he took a brief hiatus from cooking and served as property operations manager from 2003 to 2004.
His cooking style is described as American Regional with international nuances. Chef Hettinger relies on Hudson Valley and mid-Atlantic meats, fish and produce for his culinary creations.  His menus feature many items from local, sustainable, and organic sources, especially seafood items that are considered “Best Choice” by the Monterrey Bay Seafood Watch.
Chef Hettinger is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, where he received an Associates Degree in 1996.
Located just 25 miles from midtown Manhattan, The Tarrytown House Estate and Conference Center has been certified by the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC) as the nation’s first conference center.   The Tarrytown House offers a spectacular Lower Hudson Valley lodging and meeting facility that blends historical charm with modern conveniences.  Set on 26 acres overlooking the Hudson River Valley, the Tarrytown House features impressive 19th Century mansions, as well as a contemporary atrium-style building that houses conference facilities and guest rooms. Perfect for business and leisure, The Tarrytown House offers extensive leisure and recreational facilities such as a fitness club, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and tennis courts.  For more information, please contact the Tarrytown House at 1-800-553-8118 or check their Website at
The Tarrytown House Estate and Conference Center is one of more than 30 independent, upscale hotels, resorts and conference centers by Destination Hotels & Resorts, the fourth largest independent hospitality management company in the country.


Mary T. Prenon
Thompson & Bender
 (914) 762-1900, ext. 22

Also See: Lowe Enterprises Acquires the Dolce Hamilton Park and Dolce Tarrytown House; Properties Will be Renamed and Managed by Destination Hotels and Resorts / April 2005

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