Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Welcomes Chef Brad Gillespie to Their San Diego Restaurant

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Chef’s First Order of Business is Launch of Red Marlin Restaurant’s New Summer Menu

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Brad is an accomplished veteran chef who is well prepared to lead our culinary team.

Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina welcomes Brad Gillespie as the new Executive Chef of the 430-room hotel located on San Diego’s scenic Mission Bay. As executive chef, Gillespie will oversee culinary operations for the hotel, including the signature Red Marlin restaurant.

“Brad is an accomplished veteran chef who is well prepared to lead our culinary team,” said Jeff Pace, general manager. “His guidance, leadership and individual approach to food will be a tremendous asset to our dining outlets.”

A proponent of the farm-to-table movement in which a majority of ingredients come within a 100 mile radius of San Diego, Gillespie’s first order of business at the hotel was the launch of the San Diego, CA restaurant’s summer menu. The menu includes a variety of fresh fish, choice cuts of meat and selection of dishes showcasing seasonal summer fruits and vegetables. Popular items include a Summer Berry Salad, Kurobuta Pork Chop with Weiser Farm Baby Potatoes and a Seafood Arrabiata featuring market fresh fish.

Gillespie most recently served as Executive Chef at Hyatt Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa, FL, where he was a member of the property’s opening team. Under his guidance, the resort earned numerous culinary awards and accolades including the 2010 People’s Choice Best Taste Award at A Taste of Clearwater and Best of Tampa Bay Award from Tampa Bay Magazine.

Gillespie began his Hyatt career at Hyatt Regency Calgary where he trained under multiple gold medal-winning chef of the Culinary Olympics, Chef Max Labhardt. From Calgary, Gillespie transferred to the newly renovated Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Chicago and helped launch O’H American Grill restaurant and RED media bar. During his time at the property, the American Grill was voted one of the most up and coming restaurants in Chicago. From Chicago, Gillespie was promoted to Executive Chef of Hyatt Regency Greenwich, a four diamond hotel located in Old Greenwich, CT.

Born and raised in Calgary, Gillespie attributes his interest in a culinary career to his family, who was involved in the restaurant business. The Canadian native honed his craft at the South Alberta Institute of Technology. As a young culinary student, he was awarded the Alberta Hotel Association Scholarship for his culinary ability and expertise.

About Red Marlin
Designed to tempt visitors and locals alike, Red Marlin is the signature restaurant at Hyatt Regency Mission Bay. With some of the most incredible bayside seating and views in all of San Diego, Red Marlin features California fresh, refined fare. Seating options include an open-air terrace, the perfect setting in which to enjoy a romantic meal on the water’s edge, a communal chef’s table in the heart of the restaurant and situated adjacent to a wine wall, as well as “flex dining rooms” ideal for entertaining groups. For more information, visit

About Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina
Neighboring SeaWorld®, Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina is perfectly situated to explore Balboa Park, Legoland®, the Gaslamp Quarter and San Diego’s beautiful beaches. The coastal hotel on Mission Bay features 430 guestrooms, three pools with waterslides, an award-winning signature restaurant Red Marlin, a poolside bar and lounge and eco-friendly Blue Marble Spa. Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina is located at 1441 Quivira Road. Visit or call 619-224-1234 for reservations or more information.

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