DENVER — Sept. 3, 2019 — The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, a legend among Downtown Denver hotels since 1892, proudly welcomes Rodney Herwerth as Executive Chef of the iconic landmark and the adjacent Holiday Inn Express Denver Downtown, part of The Brown Palace hotel complex. In this role, Herwerth will utilize his wealth of knowledge, creativity and enthusiasm to oversee all culinary direction and operation for the hotel, banquets and daily dining within its six renowned restaurants and lounges.
“We’re excited about the diverse culinary background Chef Rodney Herwerth brings to The Brown Palace complex,” said Timothy Wolfe, Complex General Manager of The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa. “With more than 33 years of industry expertise, spanning the globe, Herwerth’s fresh, innovative cooking style and creative touches will elevate our hotel’s food and beverage to an even greater level of style and service.”
The Brown Palace complex welcomes Herwerth from his position as Executive Chef at Hilton Denver Inverness where he spent 10 years overseeing the food production for the property’s six dining outlets and 60,000-square-feet of meeting space. Chef Herwerth’s impressive resume also touts time spent as Executive Chef and Director of Culinary at Tempe Mission Palms Hotel and Conference Center in Tempe, Ariz., as well as an almost 10-year stint in Antigua where he was Executive Chef at notable properties including Hodges Bay Club and Resort, Gallery Bay Hotel and The French Quarter Restaurant. The seasoned culinary connoisseur’s expertise also includes, recognition as the opening chef for Hotel Schlossberg in Berg, Germany where he introduced American cuisine to the hotel’s renowned restaurant menu. Throughout his established career, Chef Herwerth has proven his ability to create extraordinary dishes with an international flare, manage kitchen and staff, and exceed guest expectations.