Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park Appoints William Schultz as New Executive Chef

/Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park Appoints William Schultz as New Executive Chef

Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park Appoints William Schultz as New Executive Chef

|2019-11-14T13:28:31-05:00November 13th, 2019|

CHICAGO, Ill. (November 2019) – Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park, 200 North Columbus Drive, announced today the appointment of Executive Chef William Schultz. Chef Schultz will oversee all culinary teams and efforts at Fairmont Chicago, including Columbus Tap, the Lobby Bar, in-room dining, and special event and banquet culinary operations. A native of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, Chef Schultz combines his Southern roots with 15 years of culinary experience, including Fairmont Austin most recently, to bring southern comfort cuisine to guests and local Chicagoans.

As the new Executive Chef of Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park, Schultz debuts two fresh menus in his new role. Southern comfort meets the Windy City with the savory new brunch menu at Columbus Tap served Saturdays and Sundays 11:30am from 3:00pm. Local ingredients fused into classic southern dishes are evident throughout the menu including the Chicken & Waffles, featuring southern fried chicken thighs, cornbread waffle and braised collards topped with Lincoln Park honey butter. Other menu highlights include the Halsted Omelet, featuring three eggs, ham, sweet onion and aged Wisconsin cheddar, and the Tropical Beignets, topped with pineapple jam and toasted cashews.

The theme continues with a fresh breakfast menu curated by Chef Schultz. Guests can select from sweet or savory dishes, including the Cornmeal Waffles topped with bourbon caramel, Lincoln Park honey butter and corn-dulce crumble, or the Midwest Benedict, featuring two poached eggs, smoked whitefish, toasted English Muffin, heirloom tomato and pickled hollandaise. Guests looking for southern-size portions can opt for the Columbus Tap Signature Buffet, featuring an array of mouthwatering options including organic cage-free scrambled eggs, a charcuterie board and local artisan cheeses, Catsmo smoked salmon, steel cut oats and house-made granola with yogurt

Chef Schultz joins Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park from Fairmont Austin, where he served as Senior Sous Chef for two years. Chef Schultz earned his first taste of the culinary world working at iconic hospitality venues including Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino and The Mirage. He went on to prominent roles including Fairmont property Fairmont Scottsdale where he served perfected his pastry and baking expertise serving as Executive Pastry Chef and further on as Executive Sous Chef

Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park is one of the city’s premier locations for meetings, weddings and social events. The hotel features more than 63,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, two dining outlets and 24-hour in-room dining for its 687 guestrooms. For more information, visit www.fairmont.com/chicago or call 312-565-8000.

About Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park

Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park is an AAA Four Diamond luxury hotel located in downtown Chicago. With 687 guestrooms and 63,000 square feet of meeting space, the hotel provides contemporary elegance and gracious hospitality. Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park is also home to THE BAR in the Lobby and Columbus Tap, providing guests with a quintessential tap house experience. In addition to uniquely inspired dining and stylish accommodations, the hotel features an exclusive lifestyle spa. mySpa affords eight treatment rooms and provides the perfect urban sanctuary from the busy and bustling Chicago streets. For more information on Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park, call 312-565-8000 or visit www.fairmontchicago.com

About Fairmont

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is where occasions are celebrated and history is made. Landmark hotels with unrivalled presence, authentic experiences and unforgettable moments have attracted visitors to Fairmont and its destinations since 1907. The Plaza in New York City, The Savoy in London, Fairmont San Francisco, Fairmont Banff Springs and Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai are but a few of these iconic luxury hotels, forever linked to the special places where they reside. Famous for its engaging service, grand public spaces, locally inspired cuisine and celebrated bars and lounges, Fairmont promises a special brand of thoughtful luxury that will be remembered long after any visit. With a worldwide portfolio of more than 75 hotels, Fairmont also takes great pride in its deep community roots and leadership in sustainability. Fairmont is part of Accor, a world-leading travel and lifestyle group which invites travelers to feel welcome in almost 4,800 hotels, resorts and residences, along with some 10,000 of the finest private homes around the globe.

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