Hyatt Regency Schaumburg, Chicago Hires New Executive Chef

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Chicago area hotel taps award-winning chef Spencer Wolff to helm Fresh 1800, a Globally influenced restaurant that blends casual dining with a dedication to crafting locally sourced fare.

The Hyatt Regency Schaumburg, Chicago is excited to announce Spencer Wolff, former executive chef at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza in Washington, D.C., as the new face of Fresh 1800. Wolff brings over a decade of experience as a multi-cuisine chef to the popular Contemporary American restaurant, and will carry out its vision of serving innovative, handcrafted dishes made with locally-sourced, season-fresh ingredients.

Chef Spencer Wolff developed the award-winning culinary programs at Ivy Restaurant and Style Bar, Chanler Hotel in Newport, Rhode Island, and Mosaic Restaurant in St. Louis. “We’re extremely pleased to have acclaimed Chef Spencer Wolff join our culinary team,” said Keith Hess, General Manager at Hyatt Regency Schaumburg, Chicago. “His experience, innovative approach, and knowledge of the latest culinary trends make him an ideal choice for carrying out the restaurant’s vision of simple, seasonally-inspired cuisine.”

Wolff earned a degree in architecture from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, as well as an Associate of Applied Science, Culinary Arts at the Cooking & Hospitality Institute of Chicago. He is a member of the Research Chefs Association (RCA) and the American Culinary Federation (ACF). He also brings his mentorship and training as a former instructor at the Cordon Bleu School of Chicago.

More important, Wolff is dedicated to Fresh 1800’s “Thoughtfully Sourced, Regionally Inspired,” ethos, using, whenever possible, locally sourced vegetables and herbs grown at the restaurant’s onsite garden to craft menu favorites like Lobster Bisque topped with crème fraiche and chives, homemade pastas, grilled meats, and garden-fresh salads.

To make reservations at our Chicago area hotel, please call (847) 517-6930. Fresh 1800 is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

About Hyatt Regency Schaumburg, Chicago
Conveniently located steps from Woodfield Shopping Center and within easy reach of downtown Chicago, O’Hare International Airport, and area attractions, Hyatt Regency Schaumburg, Chicago is designed with both business and leisure travelers in mind. Well-appointed guestrooms and suites feature everything from 37-inch flat-screen televisions and iHome docking stations to Wi-Fi and in-room safes. Upscale amenities include Stay Fit fitness center, Fresh 1800 Restaurant, and expansive meeting and event space.

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Gina Rukower
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