Chef Michael Lockard Joins New York Central Restaurant As Chef De Cuisine

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New York Central restaurant, located in the lobby of Grand Hyatt New York, has announced the appointment of Chef Michael Lockard as the restaurant’s new Chef de Cuisine.

New York Central, a Manhattan restaurant located in the lobby of Grand Hyatt New York, announced the appointment of Chef Michael Lockard as the restaurant’s new Chef de Cuisine. Chef Lockard, who brings 20 years of culinary expertise and service to New York Central, will oversee the restaurant’s culinary team and the hotel’s in-room dining operations. He will also create seasonal menus for the bar and kitchen that add an inventive twist to dining in NYC.

Lockard joins the New York Central team with an impressive range of culinary experience, including positions with such exclusive Manhattan restaurants as Aureole, Le Cirque, Peacock Alley, and Métrazur. Most recently he was Executive Chef for the US Open where he managed the world-renowned tournament’s entire dining program comprising five restaurants, 60 concession stands and 100 suites. Prior to his work with acclaimed New York restaurants, Chef Lockard expanded his culinary skills in Germany and at the famous Restaurant Troisgros in Roanne, France. Lockard is also a published author. In his book, “A Cook’s Book: Food Cost,” the Manhattan chef offers economic insights to chefs on the value of food cost control. Lockard is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America.

To learn more about New York Central and to make reservations at our Manhattan restaurant, visit or call 646-213-6865.

About Grand Hyatt New York
With a premier location on 42nd Street between Park and Lexington Avenues, Grand Hyatt New York lies in the heart of midtown Manhattan. Attached to the legendary Grand Central Terminal, Grand Hyatt is just steps away from the best Manhattan restaurants, culture and attractions, including Times Square, Broadway, art and world-class shopping. The hotel’s 1,305 guest rooms including 43 suites feature refined hues, lush textures and engaging artwork framing the mood of a sleek and modern Manhattan residence. Grand Hyatt New York offers two dining experiences, a full-service bar and kitchen, New York Central and a 24-hour gourmet grab-and-go, Market. Perfect for groups of any size, Grand Hyatt New York offers intimate meeting rooms and the astounding 18,370 square foot Empire Ballroom. Boasting more than 50 meeting rooms and 60,000 square feet of meeting space, the hotel can accommodate groups up to 1,500 people.

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