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Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Virginia Names
Peter Pahk Senior Executive Chef

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (October 25, 2010) – Kingsmill Resort recently announced the appointment of Senior Executive Chef Peter Pahk. He will assume responsibility for all culinary-related areas at the resort, as well as add to Kingsmill’s already well-established portfolio of sustainable business practices. Pahk, an Oahu, Hawaii native, brings fourteen years of experience from Napa Valley’s Silverado Resort where he served as executive chef, following a fourteen year stint with the Ritz Carlton Hotel Company.

Prior to receiving his formal education at Syracuse University and the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, New York, Pahk began his career as an apprentice in Waikiki, where he received training in classical French and gourmet vegetarian cuisine. He then served as Executive Chef at local restaurants Nick’s Fishmarket and  Rex and Eric’s where he added gourmet seafood and Continental cuisine to his repertoire.

Upon graduating from the CIA, Chef Pahk began his career with the Ritz Carlton Hotel Company, working in Atlanta, California and Hawaii, where he established an impressive following for his Asian-influenced California cuisine. He also traveled extensively domestically and abroad to Hong Kong, Bali, Singapore, Korea, Australia and Mexico as a member of The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company’s opening team.

In 1997, Chef Pahk joined the Silverado Resort in Napa Valley as the Executive Chef. During his time there, he spearheaded Share our Strength Napa Valley’s “Taste of the Nation,” an annual event featuring top chefs and wineries, as well as entertainment and silent auctions. Proceeds from the event benefit Share our Strength, a national non-profit organization to help end childhood hunger.
 “I’m thrilled to be back on the East Coast and to be working at such a great resort as Kingsmill,” said Pahk. “I look forward to applying my expertise and to furthering the culinary offerings at Kingsmill’s outstanding restaurants.”

Guests at Kingsmill Resort’s five restaurants – Bray Bistro, Marina Bar and Grille, Eagles, Regattas’ Cafe and The Mill – can look for in-season and local ingredients including Virginia ham, Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs, Little Neck Oysters among others, in the coming months.

Chef Pahk is a member of the American Culinary Federation, the James Beard Foundation, Chef’s Collaborative, Slow Foods Napa Valley, Board Member of the Resort Food Executive Committee founded by Herman Rusch, Board Member of the Mustard Festival, Napa Valley, Chairperson for Share Our Strength Napa Valley, Charter Member of the Local First, and a professional member and spokesperson for Common Vision, an organization devoted to making sustainable oceans a reality through The Seafood Watch Program and The Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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Kingsmill Resort is an AAA Four-Diamond property and a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide – a global association of the world’s finest independent luxury hotels. Kingsmill Resort is located in Williamsburg, Va., between Richmond and Norfolk, and is easily accessible via I-64. Situated along the historic James River, Kingsmill Resort is conveniently located minutes away from Colonial Williamsburg, adjacent to Busch Gardens, with easy access to Water Country USA, Jamestown and Yorktown. For media information and complimentary images, visit Follow Kingsmill on Twitter and on Facebook.
Xanterra Parks & Resorts® (consisting of Xanterra Parks & Resorts, Inc. and Xanterra South Rim, L.L.C.) operates lodges, restaurants and other concessions at national parks and state parks and resorts. Xanterra Parks & Resorts is the country's largest park concessioner. Xanterra operates concessions in the following locations: Yellowstone, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Crater Lake, Death Valley, Rocky Mountain and Petrified Forest National Parks, and Mount Rushmore National Memorial; and at the Silverado Resort in Napa, Calif.; and eight Ohio State Parks. Its affiliate Xanterra South Rim, L.L.C. operates concessions at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Xanterra operates the Grand Canyon Railway in Williams, Ariz. 

Michael Garrow
Kingsmill Resort
Mary Douglas BCF


Also See: Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Virginia Names Jovandra Cox as Marketing Manager / August 2010

Busch Properties, Owner of the Kingsmill Resort & Spa in Williamsburg, Va., Reaches Agreement to sell the 422-room Resort to Xanterra Parks & Resorts, Inc./ July 2010

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