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Benchmark Hospitality Names Wesley A. Rosati Executive Chef
of Lansdowne Resort in Lansdowne, Virginia

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, September 2009 … Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the appointment of Wesley Rosati as executive chef for Lansdowne Resort, the signature property located along the Potomac River in northern Virginia’s Capital Region.  Peter Faraone, Benchmark’s managing director at the resort, made the announcement.   

“I am thrilled to announce Wes’ promotion to executive chef,” said Mr. Faraone.  “He has done excellent work with our culinary team during his tenure here and we’re looking forward to his leadership and vision for the entire food and beverage program at Lansdowne Resort.”

In his new role as executive chef, Wesley Rosati will oversee the culinary operation for the award-winning resort, which is situated in Loudoun County, Virginia, near historic Leesburg.  This includes leading a team of 80 culinary professionals, and establishing the culinary direction for the resort’s restaurants On the Potomac, Riverside Hearth, and Stonewalls Tavern, as well as overseeing the Golf Club at Lansdowne and an extensive social and corporate banquet operation.

Wes Rosati was previously banquet chef at Lansdowne Resort.  In this role he managed a large kitchen operation for the expansive banquet program at the resort, which includes social, corporate and entertainment food and beverage events.  

Chef Rosati joined Lansdowne Resort in 2003, initially as a cook, and was quickly promoted to lead cook and then to sous chef for the resort’s Golf Club at Lansdowne when it opened in 2005.  Prior to joining Lansdowne Resort, Chef Rosati served in culinary positions of increasing responsibility for restaurants in California, North Carolina and Virginia.

Wes Rosati was influenced at an early age by the art of foraging local ingredients for maximum freshness and the richest flavors.  He believes in using what’s in season, whether vegetables, fruit or protein selections, to enhance the guests’ dining experience, changing menus up to six times per year to reflect this.  

Following graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the completion of an American Culinary Federation Apprenticeship Program, Wes Rosati traveled to some of the world’s most renowned culinary destinations, including Paris, the South of France, Rome, Central and Southern Italy, Montreal, and the Sonoma and Russian River wine regions in California.   He has twice cooked at the storied James Beard House in New York City, serving as part of a specialized culinary team.   Chef Rosati resides with his family in Loudoun County, Virginia.

Lansdowne Resort ( is the capital region's premier, full-service resort.  Operated by Benchmark Hospitality International, the resort is situated on 500 + acres of countryside along the Potomac River near Leesburg, Virginia.  Lansdowne features 300 freshly renovated luxury guestrooms and suites, a 45,000 sq. ft. conference center, the luxurious Spa Minérale, 45 holes of championship golf and the Golf Club at Lansdowne, and six dining outlets.
Benchmark Hospitality International is a leader in the management and marketing of resorts, conference centers, hotels, and Personal Luxury Hotels™.  The privately held company, launched in 1980, is a founding member of the International Association of Conference Centers.  Benchmark Hospitality is a worldwide organization operating properties in major metropolitan and resort destinations.  Benchmark's international headquarters is located in The Woodlands, Texas, near Houston, with regional offices in New Jersey and Connecticut.  International offices are located in Tokyo, Japan, and Santiago, Chile. For the location of Benchmark’s properties and additional information, visit  


Ken Ellens
Ken Ellens Communications 
201-758-2864 / 201-758-2865-Fax

Also See: Benchmark Hospitality Appoints Denise Benoit Marketing Director for Lansdowne Resort / May 2009



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