(San Luis Obispo, CA) – San Luis Obispo’s newest full-service beacon of luxury, Hotel Cerro, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathan Bagley-Rowe as its Food & Beverage Manager. Bringing with him over two decades of upscale restaurant and managerial experience, Bagley-Rowe will be overseeing all of Hotel Cerro’s eateries and dining options, including the hotel’s signature restaurant, Brasserie SLO.
“We are delighted that Jonathan has joined our talented team at Hotel Cerro,” says Co-Managing Partner Beverley Matthews. “He brings with him a wealth of restaurant experience, and in addition to his wide-reaching knowledge of food and beverage operations, he has a tremendous enthusiasm and a deep appreciation of the hospitality business.”
With humble roots as a Barista and sandwich-maker, Bagley-Rowe went on to transform his small New England business into the Maine Baking Co. cafe, where he was head baker and chef, as well as the owner, for a decade. Since then, he has served as food & beverage manager and executive chef of Terry’s Lounge at the legendary Cypress Inn, and the bar manager of Rio Grill, both in Carmel, California. As food & beverage manager and chef at Hotel Abrego in Monterey, he was responsible for creating a new restaurant in the revitalized property. Prior to this appointment, Bagley-Rowe was a general manager with the organic heavyweight Earthbound Farm in Carmel, California, where he oversaw the rebranding and expansion of their signature outlet, The Farmstand.
“When it comes to successful establishments, a meaningful guest experience is what keeps people coming back,” says Bagley-Rowe of his ethos on this project. “I am committed to creating an innovative F & B program paired with an engaged staff that will reflect the high standards of Hotel Cerro.”