BIRMINGHAM, MI – February 22, 2022 – Daxton Hotel, Birmingham’s newest luxury property, announces the promotion of Rece Hogerheide to Executive Chef. 

This announcement comes on the heels of Daxton’s return as an independently owned and operated hotel under the leadership of newly appointed Managing Director Raj Radke, who is focused on redefining the hotel’s luxury product and elevating the guest experience. In this new chapter for the Daxton Hotel, Chef Hogerheide will oversee all culinary programming for Daxton Hotel and lead the team at the hotel’s signature restaurant Madam, which was recently recognized by the Detroit Free Press as one of the best new restaurants in Detroit. 


“Chef Hogerheide has been a part of Daxton’s team since opening and played an instrumental role in shaping the seasonal offerings on Madam’s menu and we are delighted to see him continue to refine the hotel’s culinary offerings,” said Radke, Managing Director of Daxton Hotel. “Madam is now evolving as a rotating gallery of culinary artistic expressions from around the globe under the keen eye and engagement of Chef Hogerheide.” 


A native Michigander, Chef Hogerheide strongly advocates for the use of locally sourced, seasonal ingredients and has spent the past few years further sharpening his skills in niche areas such as butchery and fermentation. Playing a critical role in the opening of Madam, Chef Hogerheide masterfully marries the worldly influences of fine dining with a rustic New American feel to create a unique offering for the Detroit metro area market. 


“My goal is to make Daxton Hotel and Madam a regular choice amongst locals and visitors alike,” said Chef Hogerheide. “We want to be known for our impeccable cuisine driven by an experience that brings a new level of excitement to the farm-to-table concept through new flavors and methods.” 


Prior to his work at Daxton Hotel, Chef Hogerheide held positions at local Michigan restaurants such as Gather and is also one of the Founding Chefs of Felony Provisions which is known for its fermentation; butchery; cheesemaking and charcuterie products and pop-up dining events throughout Michigan. Felony Provisions received local acclaim after members of the group were invited to cook alongside Chef Danielle Leoni at the James Beard Award Gala in May of 2019 in Chicago. 

Located on the city’s iconic South Old Woodward Avenue, Daxton Hotel brings a modern vision of Birmingham luxury, featuring a minimalist-luxe design with more than 400 original pieces of cutting-edge art curated from around the world by renowned Saatchi Art. The hotel is recognized for its incredible collection of mixed media that boasts works by notable artists Mercedes Lagunas and Bollee Patino, as well as Adrian Landon’s Golden Mechanical Horse. In total, the hotel features works from 160 artists representing nearly 40 countries with artwork crossing multiple mediums including painting, photography, collage, drawing and sculpture of some of the best international, national and regional artists. 

Since opening, Daxton Hotel’s flagship restaurant, Madam has attained a great deal of recognition in the region and has come to be known as one of the best restaurants in the metro Detroit area. Madam features an enlightened New American menu in a lively, airy space serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch in its dining room and adjacent Geode bar and lounge. Just like the hotel itself, which is named after the owner’s son, Madam reflects the fruition of Mitchell’s dream for the hotel and as such takes its name from the first initials of Mitchell’s five children. 

Daxton Hotel is located at 298 South Old Woodward Ave. For more information, visit or call 248-283-4200.