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The Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center
Appoints Harald Sterk Executive Chef

STAMFORD, CT (May 25, 2010) – The Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center – set to become the gateway to the burgeoning development on Stamford’s East Side – is introducing Executive Chef Harald Sterk as an integral part of its plan to become the area’s newest place to meet and dine and the epicenter for meetings, conferences and social events.

Chef Sterk’s offerings are healthy, creative and diverse – from fresh simple salads, to Kobe Filet Mignon and Chilean Sea Bass, and delectable Chocolate Opus Cake – and with menus that reflect national and international cuisine that can match any dietary, ethnic or religious requirement. 

“Chef Sterk does it all,” said Mark Anderson, General Manager of the Hilton Stamford. “He brings his culinary talents and passion for healthy eating, outstanding service and international flair to Stamford. He and his team are creative, flexible and approachable, and will serve this community with outstanding service and delicious flavors for a quality dining experience.”

Chef Sterk, a native of Trier, Germany, was formerly with Vista International and has an impressive background that includes decades of work in Europe for Hilton International and tenure at some of the world’s finest hotels. In addition, he has trained under and was inspired by Chef Paul Prudhomme, and earned rave reviews and awards at the New York and Chicago Food Shows and prestigious Wiser Culinary Classic.

“I am excited about my new position with the Hilton Stamford and the model I will create using organic and healthy foods fresh from farm to table, and the purest ingredients,” said Chef Sterk. “My team and I welcome the community to sample our creative dining options for special occasions and world-class banquets and events.”

Senses serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and is open from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. A private dining room is available for up to 16 guests. For dining information or reservations, contact 203-967-2222 or visit

Creative Events and a Conference-Goer’s Delight
Indeed, Chef Sterk and his team are adept at executing myriad functions, from small executive meetings and intimate dinners, to stylish cocktail parties and large-scale galas. Already, he has finessed Risotto for 800 people and events of all types in the hotel’s refurbished conference and event space, not to mention his signature Cooking Demonstrations for conference-goers, and popular Wine Tasting Dinners and Chocolate Events.

The Hilton Stamford’s event and ballroom facilities include 45,000 square feet of space and the latest in technology for weddings, conferences and social occasions, including: 

• The area’s only IACC (International Association of Conference Centers)-approved Executive Meeting Center with 11,000 square feet of specialized conference facilities 
• Grand Ballroom with 10,200 square feet 
• Garden Pavilion with 7,200 square feet 
For professional meeting and event services, contact the Sales Office at 203-351-1860 or 203-967-2222 or visit 

About The Hilton Stamford 
The Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center’s 484 guestrooms and suites are all newly renovated and feature Hilton Serenity Beds®, complimentary WiFi, 32-inch plasma TV and Crabtree & Evelyn La Source bath products. Amenities include a complimentary 24-hour Business Center; Senses Restaurant & Lounge and room service; swimming pool and heated whirlpool; fitness facility, and tennis court. The hotel enjoys a prime location off the New England State Thruway, minutes from first class restaurants and entertainment and shopping in nearby Greenwich, and within walking distance of the Stamford Metro-North Railroad Station. For hotel reservations, contact 203-967-2222 or visit


The Hilton Stamford

Also See: Pyramid Hotel Group Puts the Former Westin Stamford Through an Eight-month Refurbishment and Brand Conversion; Opens the Like New 484 Room Hilton Stamford Hotel with an IACC-approved 45,000 square foot Executive Conference Center / January 2008
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Moving Headquarters from White Plains, NY to Stamford, CT; Lured to Connecticut With $80 million in Tax Credits and $9.5 million Loan / November 2009

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