The Bellevue Hotel in Philadelphia Welcomes New Executive Chef Amy Culverwell

/The Bellevue Hotel in Philadelphia Welcomes New Executive Chef Amy Culverwell

The Bellevue Hotel in Philadelphia Welcomes New Executive Chef Amy Culverwell

|2019-06-11T20:44:15-04:00June 11th, 2019|

PHILADELPHIA (June 11, 2019) – The Bellevue Hotel is pleased to announce the appointment of Amy Culverwell as Executive Chef. In her new role, Culverwell will oversee culinary operations at XIX (Nineteen) Restaurant, which includes the Cameo Room, Pearl Room, XIX To Go, and Lounge; as well as the banquet and event experience. Chef Amy will be responsible for all menu design and food and beverage concepts, creatively using her insight, vision, and guidance to enhance the culinary philosophy at The Bellevue Hotel.

“We are thrilled to welcome Chef Amy to our team,” said Kristi Cotten-Morris, the general manager of The Bellevue Hotel. “Amy’s energy and enthusiasm for local, fresh ingredients from around the region is evident and her role as a culinary leader is vital in contributing to the culinary legacy at The Bellevue Hotel. With 25 years of fine dining and banquet experience, we can’t wait to showcase the creativity and high caliber of service Chef Amy will bring to our guests, community, meeting planners, and groups.”

Prior to joining The Bellevue Hotel, Chef Amy served as Executive Sous Chef at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Va. for 14 years. Her 25-year tenure with Hyatt also includes time as Sous Chef at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare Chicago in Rosemont, Ill. and acting Executive Chef at the Hyatt Deerfield in Deerfield, Ill. Before being hired by Hyatt, Chef Amy received her certificate of chef training from the Washburne Trade School in Chicago and graduated with a degree in hospitality and tourism management from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Chef Amy looks forward to continuing the elegance and storied history of The Bellevue Hotel and using locally sourced ingredients to complement the inventive cuisine in the XIX dining room, which is known for its panoramic views from the 19th floor of Philadelphia’s only hotel on the National Register of Historic Places.

Now that Chef Amy calls Philadelphia home, she is eager to explore the city’s lively, urban parks with her two beagles, Bailey and Madison. “I feel honored to be appointed executive chef at The Bellevue Hotel,” said Chef Amy. “I hope to continue to build the culinary program and create a unique dining experience for our guests.”

For more information about The Bellevue Hotel, please visit Join the conversation on social media with @BellevuePhilly on Facebook and Twitter, and @XIX_restaurant on Instagram.

About The Bellevue Hotel and XIX (Nineteen) Restaurant

The Bellevue Hotel has been one of Philadelphia’s most iconic destinations since 1904. Part of the Unbound Collection by Hyatt, and situated on the famous Avenue of the Arts, The Bellevue Hotel seamlessly blends old-world architecture with modern interiors to provide a stay that epitomizes Philadelphia luxury. For over 100 years, the famed hotel has served as a distinctive setting for prestige and high society with a long roster of notable guests such as various heads of state including every U.S. President since Theodore Roosevelt. In recent years, the property has completed a multi-million-dollar renovation including the revitalization of guest rooms and a selection of public spaces, addition of LED lighting to the ballroom ceiling, and restoration of XIX’s pearl chandelier. The new design, led by Marguerite Rodgers Interior Design, is a modern interpretation of classic Philadelphia that explores the rich political, artistic, theatrical and musical history of the city. The hotel offers 172 guest rooms, which are some of the largest in the city, including 16 suites. The room design is a contemporary take on Philadelphia’s historic interiors with a fresh interpretation of the city’s 18th century of furniture makers, as well as art from local Philadelphia painters and photographers.

The Bellevue Hotel also boasts over 30,000 square feet of flexible function space including the romantic Rose Garden Ballroom, and the Grand Ballroom which features original lighting designed by Thomas Edison, and the most celebrated marble and hand-worked iron elliptical staircase in the city. The property’s modern seasonal restaurant, XIX (NINETEEN), located on the 19th floor, offers up a menu of farm-to-table cuisine and creative cocktails as well as extraordinary sweeping views of the city skyline. The property is steps away from some of the city’s best culture and attractions, including The Academy of Music, the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, several theaters, and world-class shopping. For additional information or to make a reservation, please visit

Contact: Nya Sturrup /215.867.8060

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