News for the Hospitality Executive
BOSTON -- (May 13, 2013) -- Taj Boston, the landmark hotel at Arlington and Newbury streets overlooking the Public Garden, has named Daniel Harrison Dumont as Executive Chef.
Known for his inspired mastery of American regional cuisine, Chef Dumont is responsible for all hotel culinary operations, overseeing The Café, the intimate 66-seat restaurant on fashionable Newbury Street offering popular daily breakfast, lunch and dinner options, including weekly two-and three-course prix fixe lunch and dinner menus; The Bar, which offers small plates to accompany its extensive list of cocktails and wines and Champagnes by the glass; The French Room, which features traditional afternoon tea on weekends and holiday teas from Wednesday to Sunday from Thanksgiving weekend through December 31; seasonal Sunday Champagne Brunch on The Roof with panoramic city views; 24-hour in-room dining, and all banquet and catering for the hotel’s many corporate meetings and social gatherings.
A 1990 graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, a member of the 1996 US National Culinary Team and a recipient of 11 international culinary competition Gold medals, Chef Dumont most recently operated Harrison Hospitality Group, a full-service food and beverage management company that offered a wide array of restaurant services, including concept development, staff training and cost containment procedures.
Previously, he was Vice President of Culinary and Corporate Chef for Ocean Properties, Ltd, overseeing new restaurants and chef selection and training for more than 100 hotels in the US and Canada ranging from Key Largo, Florida to South Portland, Maine, including The Sagamore, New York, and The Harborside and Samoset Resorts in Maine. Before assuming the corporate position, he was Executive Chef for Ocean's Marriot Del Ray Beach and then the re-opening Executive Chef for Wentworth by the Sea Hotel & Spa, a grand destination resort hotel in New Castle, New Hampshire, where he handled menu creation, kitchen management and creative execution for the 161-room property's fine dining and seasonal bistro-style waterfront restaurants as well as banquet service for the 11,500-square-foot conference center.
Earlier in his career, Chef Dumont apprenticed at The Balsams in Dixville Notch and the Ritz-Carlton Boston, and then worked at the Chatham Bars Inn, Cape Cod; The Breakers in Palm Beach, and the Salish Lodge in Snoqualmie, Washington. After being named Best Chef in Oregon in 1992 following his participation on the Oregon Culinary Olympics Team, Chef Dumont moved to San Francisco, where he worked with Wolfgang Puck at Postrio and with Chef George Morone at Aqua, followed by stints at Caesar's Casino & Hotel in Lake Tahoe and as chef-owner of the Purple Urchin Seaside Cafe in Hampton, New Hampshire.
An award-winning native of Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, Chef Dumont holds American Culinary Federation certification as a Certified Master Chef and is a member of the Chaine des Rotisseurs.
Contact Chef Dumont at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Taj Boston
Taj Boston occupies the city’s most celebrated location at Arlington and Newbury streets. Overlooking the Public Garden, the property is within walking distance of historic sites, theatre and financial districts as well as fashionable boutiques and galleries, and is just four miles from Boston's Logan International Airport. Opened in 1927, the luxury hotel features 273 guestrooms, including 45 suites, many of which offer wood-burning fireplaces. As a preferred social and business center, Taj Boston is noted for its prix fixe and a la carte dining in The Cafe, weekend afternoon tea in The Lounge, cocktails in The Bar and seasonal Champagne Sunday Brunch on The Roof, as well as state-of-the-art business and guest services. Acquired by Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces in January 2007, Taj Boston joins The Pierre, A Taj Hotel in New York and Taj Campton Place in San Francisco as the U.S. members of Taj Hotels’ luxury division. For reservations, call 617-536-5700 or 877-482-5267 (877-4-TAJ BOS) toll-free or visit www.tajhotels.com/boston
About Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces
Established in 1901, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is one of Asia's largest and finest group of hotels, comprising 100 hotels in 56 locations across India with an additional 16 international hotels in the Maldives, Malaysia, Australia, UK, USA, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Africa and the Middle East. From world-renowned landmarks to modern business hotels, idyllic beach resorts to authentic Grand Palaces, each Taj hotel offers an unrivalled fusion of warm Indian hospitality, world-class service and modern luxury. For over a century, Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Mumbai, the iconic flagship has set a benchmark for fine living with exquisite refinement, inventiveness and warmth. Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is part of the Tata Group, India's premier business house. www.tajhotels.com
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