NASHVILLE, Tenn. – May 2, 2023 – Holston House, a 191-room boutique hotel in downtown Nashville, Tenn., announced today the appointment of John Schneekloth as its director of food & beverage. The 30-year industry veteran joins the Holston House team with a focus on elevating property-wide food and beverage aspects, including providing top-tier service, developing progressive menu and cocktail items, creating enhanced ambiance and delivering exceptional guest experiences.
With a background specializing in restaurants and cocktail programs, Schneekloth will lead the Holston House’s culinary teams at all on-site outlets, including its signature restaurant, TENN, historically inspired cocktail bar, Bar TENN, and upscale rooftop bar. Schneekloth will also oversee the upcoming rebrand of the rooftop bar, the launch of TENN’s new summer menus focused on locally sourced ingredients and all private event catering.
“I am thrilled to join Holston House’s leadership team as the director of food & beverage. The property has a reputation for outstanding culinary offerings and unique pop-up experiences that reflect the city’s vibrant food scene that I’m excited to continue to foster,” said Schneekloth. “I look forward to working with the talented team at Holston House to showcase the best of Nashville’s culture.”
Before joining Holston House, Schneekloth studied at the Culinary Institute of America and went on to serve in the Marine Corps for four years. Following his service, Schneekloth was the owner and executive chef at New York Café in Pohang, South Korea and was most recently the director of restaurants at The Grand Hotel in Fairhope, Alabama, bringing three decades of culinary experience to his role on the Holston House team.
“We are delighted to welcome John as Holston House’s director of food & beverage. His passion for culinary excellence and extensive industry experience make him an ideal addition to our team,” said Shannon Foster, the general manager of Holston House. “With John’s skillset, we are confident that our culinary offerings will continue to exceed our guests’ expectations and showcase Holston House’s immersive Nashville experience. We are excited to see the innovative ideas he brings to the table and watch him become a force to be reckoned with in the Nashville food scene.”
Holston House is located at 118 Seventh Avenue North in the heart of downtown Nashville. The property offers its guests a one-of-a-kind Nashville experience the second they walk in the doors through its highly desirable central location, rich historic roots, locally inspired food and cocktail offerings and thoughtfully curated decor. For more information about Holston House, visit its website and follow its Instagram pages, @Holston_House_Nashville and @TENN_Nashville.