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Bruce Jones Named as Executive Chef for Hyatt Regency Tamaya, New Mexico


The Pueblo of Santa Ana – (September 2009) – The Hyatt Regency Tamaya has hired Bruce Jones as its new executive chef.  Jones will be responsible for managing all of the resort’s culinary services including restaurants and banquets.  He joins the Hyatt Regency Tamaya from the Hyatt Regency Cleveland in Cleveland, Ohio where he was the hotel’s executive chef.
“The Hyatt Regency Tamaya is pleased to welcome Chef Bruce to our team.  His culinary expertise will help us provide new flavors and culinary experiences for our guests in both the Corn Maiden and Santa Ana Café,” said Jerry Westenhaver, general manager of the Hyatt Regency Tamaya.
“I am excited to join the Hyatt Regency Tamaya team and am glad to return to New Mexico.  I look forward to building upon the resort’s culinary tradition of excellence, introducing new programs, and the challenge of exceeding the expectations of our guests,” said Bruce Jones, executive chef of the Hyatt Regency Tamaya.
Jones, originally from Shelby, Ohio, has worked for Hyatt Corporation hotels throughout the country for more than 25 years.  He was named Hyatt Executive Chef of the Year in 2007 and was awarded Department of the Year in 2008 at the Hyatt Regency Cleveland.  Previously, Jones worked at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque as a sous chef and was part of the team that opened the hotel.  He has an associate’s degree in culinary arts from Johnson and Wales College in Charleston, South Carolina.
The Hyatt Regency Tamaya is located on 500 acres on the Pueblo of Santa Ana, adjacent to the Sandia Mountains along the Rio Grande River.  Along with its unique cultural environment offering traditional pueblo bread baking demonstrations and tribal dance performances, Tamaya also features Tamaya Mist Spa & Salon; The Stables at Tamaya; an 18-hole championship Twin Warriors Golf Club; tennis courts; and the Tamaya Cultural Museum and Learning Center.
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