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The Kessler Collection Welcomes Chef Weston Schroeder
to Beaver Creek Lodge in Colorado

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. - July 19, 2012 – Beaver Creek Lodge is proud to welcome acclaimed Chef Weston Schroeder to the award-winning Rocks Modern Grill as the new executive chef. With a passion for culinary excellence, Schroeder will leave restaurant guests in awe, serving locally inspired dishes with worldwide flare. From creating new menu items to managing kitchen staff, Chef Schroeder will oversee all operations at the restaurant.

“Beaver Creek Lodge and the entire Kessler Collection are delighted to have such a talented chef join our team, and we are excited to share his creativity with our guests at Rocks Modern Grill.” said Beaver Creek Lodge general manager, Kevin Shields.

Chef Schroeder brings extensive culinary experience and knowledge to Rocks Modern Grill, with more than 15 years in the culinary field and hospitality industry. In addition to personal expertise, Schroeder has trained with several notable chefs, including Chef Celina Tio, the 2005 American Culinary Federation Chef of the Year. Schroeder’s outstanding culinary knowledge stems from his childhood where he spent many years as a prep cook in several Kansas City restaurants. Chef Schroeder continued to pursue his passion for creating fine cuisine at culinary school in New York at the Culinary Institute of America, and later received his certification of Pro Chef Level II through the American Culinary Federation, as well as his Level I Sommelier certification in 2006.

Along with Schroeder’s arrival, Rocks Modern Grill also welcomes a new summer menu. The delectable cuisines, including favorites and new items, range from the Kessler signature calamari, ginger crusted halibut and cabernet-braised short rib, to crème brûlée cheesecake and chocolate panna cotta. As guests unwind on the breezy terrace with breathtaking views of Beaver Creek and towering mountains above, extraordinary cuisine and signature cocktails are sure to impress.

Designated a “Top 50 Ski Hotel” by Conde Nast Traveler and a “World’s Best Hotel” by Travel + Leisure, the elite Colorado lodge rests at the base of Beaver Creek Mountain, within an alpine walking village buzzing with endless entertainment, year-round ice skating and boutique shopping. Guests are welcomed into an alluring lobby immersing the senses with deep fiery hues, a crackling fireplace, plush comfort and the scent of handcrafted wood furnishings. The chic luxury lodge offers ski-in ski-out service in the winter and nearby outdoor adventure in the summer, warmly inviting guests back to enjoy al fresco dining beside a sizzling fire at Rocks Modern Grill, a refreshing swim in the hotel’s pool or explore the atrium-style Grand Bohemian Gallery spotlighting artists in the Kessler family art collection. For more information or to make a reservation at the Beaver Creek Lodge, please visit, or call 970.845.9800 or toll-free at 800.525.7280.

About The Kessler Collection

Capturing the classical and unconventional spirit of Bohemian cultures, The Kessler Collection's portfolio of passionately created and artistically inspired boutique hotels boast chic design, luxe accommodations, enriching ambiance and intimate service. Whether visiting properties in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Colorado or New Mexico, each hotel's exquisite art, music and cultural influences, personally acquired for that hotel by the Kessler family, are deliberately approachable. Designed to inspire unforgettable experiences, Kessler guests are bathed in re-defined Bohemian luxury, from an 1888 historic hotel, a cutting edge downtown landmark and a magical castle, to an earthy Native American retreat, high design southern mansion and elite ski lodge.

For more information about The Kessler Collection and its properties, please visit or call 888.472.6312


Nicole Kypraios

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