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Boston's Colonnade Hotel Names
Ben Hasty as Chef de Cuisine

BOSTON – July 21, 2010 – The Colonnade Hotel is pleased to welcome accomplished culinarian Ben Hasty as Chef de Cuisine at Brasserie JO, the hotel’s signature restaurant and Boston’s most authentic brasserie. 

Having apprenticed with some of the nation’s most celebrated chefs, Hasty has stayed true to his New England roots in the positions he has held at such esteemed restaurants as Hugo’s in Portland, ME; Arrows Restaurant in Ogunquit, ME; The Dunaway Restaurant in Portsmouth, NH; and most recently, Epoch Restaurant and Bar located at the Exeter Inn in Exeter, NH. 

Hasty’s impeccable reputation led to his invitation to the lawn of the White House earlier this month. Along with a host of chefs including Rachael Ray, Tom Colicchio, Bryan Voltaggio, and  Daniel Boulud, Hasty attended the historic kickoff of “Chefs Move to Schools”. The program is geared to pairing chefs with participating schools to create healthy meals that meet established dietary guidelines and budgets while teaching young people about nutrition and the importance of making balanced and healthy choices.

Earlier in his career, Hasty apprenticed with award-winning chefs and restaurants including Thomas Keller at The French Laundry in Napa Valley, Daniel Boulud in his Manhattan establishments and Rob Evans at Hugo's in Portland. Hasty also appeared on Food Network’s TV program, Iron Chef, with culinary legend Mary Dumont. 

Having been raised on a farm in Maine, Hasty has always had a passion for cooking. He attended culinary school at the Atlantic Culinary Academy in Dover, NH.
About The Colonnade Hotel
The Colonnade Hotel has provided genuine Bostonian hospitality to residents and visitors for more than 38 years. A beloved Back Bay landmark whose opening launched the neighborhood’s renaissance in the early Seventies, The Colonnade is home to the city’s only roof top pool, to the award-winning Brasserie JO, and to a host of recently remodeled function rooms and the hotel’s grand ballroom, providing the setting for many of the city’s memorable business and social events. The Colonnade is within walking distance of Newbury Street and many of Boston’s finest shops, museums, galleries, and landmarks including Hynes Convention Center, Symphony Hall and Fenway Park and is located just minutes from Logan International Airport. It is a member of Summit Hotels & Resorts and Concorde Hotels.  For more information or to make reservations please call 1 (800) 962.3030 or visit or


Laura Mooney / Megan Bishop
Middleton & Gendron
212.980.9232 / 212.980-9231

Also See: The Druker Company Providing The Colonnade Hotel in Boston’s Back Bay an $18-million Redesign / November 2007

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