Montage Laguna Beach Appoints David Serus as Executive Chef

/Montage Laguna Beach Appoints David Serus as Executive Chef

Montage Laguna Beach Appoints David Serus as Executive Chef

|2019-05-24T06:12:20+00:00May 16th, 2019|

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (May 16, 2019) – Montage Laguna Beach has appointed David Serus as the resort’s executive chef overseeing the culinary operations for the resort’s special events, meetings, weddings and banquets, as well as lending his culinary support and business acumen to the resort’s restaurants.

“David brings over 25 years of luxury culinary experience, talent and management skills to this position,” said resort manager Anne-Marie Houston. “We know he will make valuable contributions to Montage Laguna Beach’s acclaimed food and beverage team.”

Serus brings his refined approach to food preparation by outsourcing the best seasonal products, applying well-executed classic techniques and keeping flavor profiles clean and distinctive.

Raised in Le Mans, France, and taking early inspiration from watching his grandmother in her kitchen and working at his uncle’s bakery during school vacations, Serus knew early on excelling at fine hotel restaurants would be his chosen career. After attending cooking school in Quimper, France, he served a year in the French navy and then worked at two Michelin Star restaurants – one in London and the other in the South of France. He went on to work seven years at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, followed by 17 years working for The Ritz-Carlton Hotels & Resorts across the U.S., including serving as executive chef at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, Arizona; The Ritz-Carlton, Orlando Grand Lakes, Florida; and The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. In 2013, Serus was awarded the prestigious title of Maître Cuisiniers de France (Master Chef of France) from the French culinary community, of which there are only 86 in the U.S. He’s an avid cookbook collector and enjoys exploring the region on his motorcycle.

About Montage Laguna Beach

Montage Laguna Beach is set on a coastal bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean in the heart of the vibrant arts community of Laguna Beach, California. The 255-room craftsman-style resort offers 30 acres of oceanfront luxury featuring beachfront accommodations and 23 privately owned Montage Residences. The expansive resort includes a 20,000-sq. ft. Spa Montage; destination dining at Studio Restaurant; a wealth of outdoor recreation including three pools and direct beach access; a fine art collection; and more than 20,000-sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor meeting space. Montage Laguna Beach is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts' worldwide collection.  For more information, follow @montagelaguna or visit www.montagehotels.com/lagunabeach.

About Montage Hotels & Resorts

Montage Hotels & Resorts is the ultra-luxury hospitality management company founded by Alan J. Fuerstman. Designed to serve the affluent and discerning traveler and homeowner, the company features an artistic collection of distinctive hotels, resorts and residences. Each Montage property offers comfortable elegance, a unique sense of place and spirit, impeccable hospitality and memorable culinary, spa and lifestyle experiences. The portfolio of hotels, resorts and residences includes: Montage Laguna Beach, Montage Beverly Hills, Montage Deer Valley, Montage Kapalua Bay, Montage Palmetto Bluff, and Montage Los Cabos, with Montage Healdsburg opening in 2020 and Montage La Quinta and Montage Big Sky opening 2021. Montage Hotels & Resorts is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. For more information, follow @montagehotels or visit www.montagehotels.com.

Contact: Marguarite Clark

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