Vail, CO, 2017-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Acclaimed culinarian Marcus Stewart has been appointed Executive Chef at Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail, having first joined the Resort in June 2015 as Executive Sous Chef.
“Marcus is a natural-born leader,” says Director of Food and Beverage Simon de Swaan. “He has this extraordinary ability to motivate his team to strive for their best while remaining focused on creating exceptional experiences for our guests.”
While many children grew up playing with make-believe food, Marcus Stewart was cooking real, organic, soulful food alongside his grandmother in Andrews, South Carolina. “Just like the vegetables and herbs grown on my grandparents’ organic farm, my passion for cooking is deeply rooted in my southern upbringing and nostalgic memories creating Sunday brunches alongside my grandmother,” say Stewart. In keeping with his childhood experience, Stewart’s culinary philosophy consists of a farm-to-table approach, infused with an abundance of soul. It is of this mindset that Chef has elevated the culinary scene at Vail and in his kitchen.
Chef Stewart oversees all culinary operations on property including the Resort’s signature restaurant Flame, The Remedy Bar, the Burger Bar, Chef’s Table, the Pool Bar, Bean & Gone, and In-Room Dining. He is also instrumental in the Resort’s Taste of Vail Colorado gastronomic experience, which takes guests on a one-of-a-kind Colorado culinary tour.
Chef Stewart joined Four Seasons Resort Vail from Four Seasons Resort Lanai where he served as Executive Sous Chef. Prior to Lanai he was the Chef de Cuisine at Park 75 in Atlanta. His other culinary experience includes positions at renowned chef Frank McMahon’s restaurant Hank’s Seafood in Charleston, South Carolina, Sous Chef at Four Seasons Hotel Houston and Bogenhauser Hof in Munich, Germany.
Chef Stewart is a graduate of Johnson and Wales University in Charleston, South Carolina, where he earned an associate’s degree in culinary arts. Stewart lives in Vail with his wife Bianca and their three children Jonas, Natalia and Lukas, and dog Stella. When he’s not in the kitchen, he enjoys fishing, skiing, and spending time with his family exploring Vail’s many adventurous offerings.
SOURCE: Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
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