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  Michael Goralski Appointed Executive Chef at the
Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole

Goralski to add his fresh culinary inspiration to the menus at Westbank Grill and The Peak
(July 27,2010) Jackson Hole, Wyoming…  Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole recently appointed Michael Goralski as its new executive chef overseeing culinary operations for its three restaurants, catering and in-room dining services.  Goralski joins the Jackson Hole property from the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, where he enjoyed his role as executive sous chef for two years.

“Being named executive chef is a milestone in my career,” said Goralski. “But, really, the most amazing aspect of my career is that I am still doing what I love after 19 years.  What I do is a craft.  It’s a marathon – not a sprint.”

In his new role, Goralski will infuse his talent and knowledge of several cooking styles and latest techniques into the menus for the resort’s celebrated Westbank Grill and The Peak restaurants.  Additionally, he will oversee The Lobby Lounge and seasonal Pool Café, as well as menu development and operations for the resort’s extensive catering services and in-room dining.
A Los Angeles native, Goralski received his Certificate in Culinary Works from the California Culinary Academy, San Francisco.  His passion for the culinary arts was developed at a young age, when he learned to cook for himself in grade school and later got a taste for life as a working chef while serving as a breakfast cook in a Los Angeles diner, where he thrived on the high speed of a professional kitchen. 

Goralski’s stand-out creativity and strong work ethic have earned him positions in some of the nation’s top dining establishments, including Commander’s Palace in New Orleans, Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, and two other Four Seasons properties, which also include the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale, since 2004.

“Four Seasons offers the best environment to succeed in what your passionate about,” said Goralski.  “They embrace the strengths of their employees and, overall, this philosophy facilitates the company’s success.”

For more information about Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole, visit or call 307-732-5000.

Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole
Opened December 18, 2003 as the first mountain resort for the company, Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole encompasses 124 hotel rooms and suites and 33 private residences.  The uniquely situated ski-in/ski-out property offers three slopeside restaurants, a 12,000 square foot Spa, outdoor hot tubs, and a heated outdoor pool.  Additional amenities include the in-house Ski Concierge and a summer adventure center Base Camp that offers fly fishing trips and national park adventures.  By bringing Four Seasons’ standards of luxury, service and amenities to Jackson Hole, the Resort offers an unprecedented level of excellence in this pristine mountain environment.


 Denise O’Handley

Also See: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and Louis Dreyfus Property Group Developing a Four Seasons Ski Resort Property at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, WY / Feb 2001

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