Indian Wells, California (PRWEB) December 09, 2013
Miramonte Resort & Spa’s new Executive Chef Adam Votaw brings a wealth of experience not only as a master chef, but also a culinary educator and enthusiast to the Grove Artisan Kitchen. His impressive portfolio and accomplishments as a restaurant and pastry chef span the spectrum of culinary versatility from around the world. Guests will be delighted by his culinary expertise as he bestows his knowledge and enhances the delectable restaurant cuisine offered at the Grove Artisan Kitchen in Palm Springs, California.
“Chef Votaw’s creativity, innovation and an adept understanding of ingredients are characteristics that constitute a world-class chef,” said General Manager Stan Kantowski of Miramonte Resort & Spa. “With an impressive portfolio and a well-rounded resume in all facets of restaurant operations, he is an exceptional addition to our team.”
Chef Votaw graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 1984. He apprenticed with leaders in the industry, master chefs Albert & Michel Roux at the esteemed Le Gavroche in London, England. He received classic French training in all areas of the restaurant kitchen and gained extensive knowledge of the essence of French cuisine including the art of creating sophisticated pastries, a skill he perfected with the guidance of Michel Roux.
Extensive credentials and accolades include both Executive Chef and Executive Pastry Chef positions at prestigious restaurant venues such as the Four Seasons Ocean Grand in Palm Beach, Florida where he received recognition as the “Top Pastry Chef” by Food Arts Magazine; The Point in Saranac Lake, New York where he helped them earn the Zagat award for the “# 1 Lake Shore Resort in America”; Little Palm Island, an exclusive island resort and spa located three miles off of Little Torch Key, Florida, earning them ratings including “Top Restaurants” rankings by Zagat Survey and countless awards from AAA, Mobile, Golden Spoon, and Gourmet Magazine; and Chispa, a Zagat award-winning contemporary Latin restaurant and bar located in Coral Gables, Florida. Additionally, for three years, Chef Votaw was a James Beard House participant and has received “Best New Concept” awards from both the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times for separate restaurants.
Chef Votaw collaborated with such notables as Chef Robbin Haas and restaurant operations expert Vincent Lombino in multiple corporate roles. His corporate credentials include Lavalee Restaurants in West Palm Beach, Florida, where he created multi concepts for gourmet pizza, seafood, and steakhouse restaurants. With the famed China Grill Management, Votaw opened two properties and assisted with construction efforts, creating training programs, and creating menu concepts, which consisted of Nuevo Asian fare. Chef Votaw directed the culinary opening of the historic Riviera Resort and Spa with the award-winning Circa 59 restaurant and other outlets. With Vail Cascade Resort & Spa in Colorado, he directed Atwater on Gore Creek Restaurant, among other property venues. Most recently, Votaw was the Corporate Director of Culinary for Amalgamated Holdings in Sydney, Australia, overseeing 45 hotels and 12 restaurant brands.
About Miramonte Resort & Spa
Miramonte Resort & Spa brings the spirit of the Mediterranean to the California desert community of Indian Wells, just minutes from Palm Springs, California. The intimate village features THE WELL® Spa, which has been consistently named in the Top 100 Resort Spas in North America by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine. Additionally, this Indian Wells resort features an acclaimed Mediterranean-inspired restaurant; the Grove Artisan Kitchen offers guests an unforgettable farm-to-table culinary experience. Miramonte Resort & Spa is one of more than 40 independent, upscale hotels, resorts and conference centers managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, which is consistently rated one of the top 10 independent hospitality management companies in the United States.
About Destination Hotels & Resorts
Destination Hotels & Resorts is the country’s fourth largest hospitality management company with a portfolio of extraordinary resorts and hotels that span the nation, from exhilarating alpine adventures to stunning beachfronts to vibrant urban destinations. Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2013, Destination manages 40 independent, luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and golf clubs, each offering authentic, enriching experiences for the discerning traveler. The company’s award-winning collection features 113 unique restaurants, lounges and bars, 18 golf courses, 17 full-service spas and six IACC certified conference centers. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in premier locales in metropolitan and resort markets including Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Maui, Phoenix, Santa Fe, Aspen, Vail, Lake Tahoe, Seattle, Denver and San Diego. Headquartered in Colorado, the privately owned company is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises and the Lowe Hospitality Group. For more information on Destination Hotels & Resorts, visit http://www.destinationhotels.com. Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.