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Need a Recipe for Thanksgiving? Six Hotel Chefs Dish Out Their Holiday Favorites

November 27, 2013 at 4:09 PM | by | Comments (0)

It's just about time for Turkey Time! If you're scrambling for a last-minute recipe to impress your folks or your friends (or your hard-to-impress in-laws), then look no further. Some of America's hottest (literally) hotel chefs are here to save the day by giving us the recipes to some of their delicious Thanksgiving Day dishes.

We've compiled a full Thanksgiving dinner using these recipes--from appetizers to side dishes, dessert and of course, the bird (which you should get cooking ASAP with the recipe below.) All you have to do is follow the instructions and voila! A fine dining experience will be created in your home. Now, fingers crossed the markets still have all the ingredients you need.

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Hangin' With Chad Minton: Hot Chef Silver-Spoon Winner

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October 28, 2013 at 12:45 PM | by | Comments (0)

Our "Hottest Hotel Chef in the World" contest was a hit with the battle for the ultimate golden spoon fierce between eventual final winner Antonio Minichiello and runner up (by eight votes!) Executive Chef Chad Minton of the Shop at Andaz 5th Avenue.

We thought it fair to share a couple of the tattooed-one's gems with you, as he was a great sport about the whole competition--and quite frankly, his fan club was a passionate bunch, often (illegally!) voting quadruple times for the skateboarding, freestlyin' kitchen master who rides a fixed-gear bike to work every day.

So, we tossed him a few questions and were delighted with his answers. We hope the Minton Minions (ha!) will be, too.

HotelChatter: If you would have won the competition, who would you have called first?
Chef Chad Minton: Definitely someone at Ford Modeling.

HC: Have you ever been called a “Hot Chef” before? What does it mean to you?
CM: I have not and now that I am so hot, I need to take a page from another famously hot New Yorker, Spiderman. “With great power comes great responsibility”. This more true now than ever. I need to be aware of this. I pledge to only use my “hotness” for the good of mankind.

HC: Did you read the comments people said about you? What was your favorite?
CM: I can’t believe what an amazing response there was. I want to sincerely thank everyone that took the time to log on and vote for me. So many hilarious comments and creative user names. “I saw him carving the lamb at a halal truck with a katana.” and “Chef Chad is soo hot, they had to re-calibrate all the fire detectors in the kitchen.” Plus, a poster said, “one time he made me soup, for free!!!”. Those were all standouts for me.

HC: Ok, quell our curiosity...What does this nickname Chaddah mean?
CM: I have no idea! I think some people were just having fun with my name, but I've never been called that.

More on Chef Minton after the break!

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Who Is The Hottest Hotel Chef In the World?

October 24, 2013 at 12:37 PM | by | Comments (6)

Never say HotelChatter readers don't love a good competition. After a week's worth of voting on 50 chefs representing hotels from all over the world, hundreds of you then narrowed them down to five favorite finalists.

Counting these last 300-plus votes wasn't easy--many campaigned so hard for their heartthrobs, they voted multiple times (tsk! tsk!), so we had to double check our figures.

And you were checking figures, too!

First it was Antonio Minichiello, the Italian hottie hailing from Verandah at Las Vegas' Four Seasons Hotel.

Next was tattooed-skateboarder babe Chad Milton from "The Shop" at NYC's Andaz 5th Avenue, who's amassed a boatload of badass nicknames.

Playing with the big boys was magnífica Marcela Jongezoon Bosch from 6.8 Palopó Restaurant in Guatemala. Her piercing blue eyes hypnotized everyone.

How about Bruno Oakman of Minneapolis' Beacon Public House, who had readers fawn over his "good guy-next-door" profile.

And finally, the charming Francesco Ferretti of Trattoria Il Rosmarino. He impressed you with his culinary skill and love of his home country,Italy.

But only one person can be crowned "Hottest Hotel Chef In The World", and the winner is...

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The 'Hottest Hotel Chef In The World' Finalists Are...

October 21, 2013 at 5:03 PM | by | Comments (385)

VOTING IS CLOSED AND THE WINNER HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED HERE. Thanks to everyone for participating and giving us some hotties, er, hot dishes, to fantasize about!

Last week, we presented over 50 chefs from around the world, each of them burning in the best hotel kitchens (in a good way!) and managing to look good while presenting masterful dishes to discerning diners.

The competition was fierce and while we'd love to declare them all winners, after tallying your votes via email and our comments section, we've had to narrow it down to one finalist from the four regions (West Coast, East Coast, Midwest, and International).

These chefs have made it to the final round. Now the pressure cooker's on because we're asking you to pick the single hottest hotel chef in the world!.

Simply enter your choice in the comments by 11:59 pm EST on Tuesday. The winner will be announced on Thursday, which gives you enough time to make reservations at their restaurant for the weekend!

And the finalists are...

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Hottest Hotel Chef, Round 5: International Edition

October 18, 2013 at 4:19 PM | by | Comments (52)

Attention, hotel geeks! This week, we're taking time to highlight the world's hottest hotel chefs. Why? It's simple. These folks deserve high praise for putting out fantastic food in a hotel setting, and not only do they work in steamy kitchens, many of them are pretty..well..steamy themselves!

So, following the footsteps of our previous "Hottest Hotel GM in the World" competition, we're searching for the ultimate "Hottest Hotel Chef in the World".

Here's how it works: each day, we'll present a selection of cute chefs for you to admire (for their looks, skills--whichever your pleasure). Pick your favorite by voting in the comments at the bottom of the story. At the end of the week, votes will be tallied to have four finalists from each category (West Coast, East Coast, Midwest, and International).

We'll then narrow it down further and ask you to help us pick the single hottest hotel chef in the world.

Beware, our competitors are here to light your fire and you may have difficulty concentrating on work this week.

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Andy Murray Has Nabbed Hotel du Vin's Chef For His Own Hotel

October 18, 2013 at 9:23 AM | by | Comments (0)

Andy Murray may have lost his US Open trophy but he's still got the fighting spirit required for his new hotelier career -- he's only gone and nicked someone else's chef for his own hotel!

Darin Campbell, who is currently executive head chef at the Hotel du Vin - One Devonshire Gardens, Glasgow, will start work at Murray's Cromlix House (the newest member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World) in January. The hotel won't open until April, but Campbell will be working on the menu for the restaurant to be run by Michelin-starred chef Albert Roux.

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Hottest Hotel Chef, Round 4: The East Coast

October 17, 2013 at 4:56 PM | by | Comments (116)

Attention, hotel geeks! This week, we're taking time to highlight the world's hottest hotel chefs. Why? It's simple. These folks deserve high praise for putting out fantastic food in a hotel setting, and not only do they work in steamy kitchens, many of them are pretty..well..steamy themselves!

So, following the footsteps of our previous "Hottest Hotel GM in the World" competition, we're searching for the ultimate "Hottest Hotel Chef in the World".

Here's how it works: each day, we'll present a selection of cute chefs for you to admire (for their looks, skills--whichever your pleasure). Pick your favorite by voting in the comments at the bottom of the story. At the end of the week, votes will be tallied to have four finalists from each category (West Coast, East Coast, Midwest, and International).

We'll then narrow it down further and ask you to help us pick the single hottest hotel chef in the world.

Beware, our competitors are here to light your fire and you may have difficulty concentrating on work this week.

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Hottest Hotel Chef, Round 3: The Midwest

October 16, 2013 at 5:31 PM | by | Comments (27)

Attention, hotel geeks! This week, we're taking time to highlight the world's hottest hotel chefs. Why? It's simple. These folks deserve high praise for putting out fantastic food in a hotel setting, and not only do they work in steamy kitchens, many of them are pretty..well..steamy themselves!

So, following the footsteps of our previous "Hottest Hotel GM in the World" competition, we're searching for the ultimate "Hottest Hotel Chef in the World".

Here's how it works: each day, we'll present a selection of cute chefs for you to admire (for their looks, skills--whichever your pleasure). Pick your favorite by voting in the comments at the bottom of the story. At the end of the week, votes will be tallied to have four finalists from each category (West Coast, East Coast, Midwest, and International).

We'll then narrow it down further and ask you to help us pick the single hottest hotel chef in the world.

Beware, our competitors are here to light your fire and you may have difficulty concentrating on work this week.

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Hottest Hotel Chef, Round 1: The West Coast, Part 2

October 14, 2013 at 7:52 PM | by | Comments (75)

Attention, hotel geeks! This week, we're taking time to highlight the world's hottest hotel chefs. Why? It's simple. These folks deserve high praise for putting out fantastic food in a hotel setting, and not only do they work in steamy kitchens, many of them are pretty..well..steamy themselves!

So, following the footsteps of our previous "Hottest Hotel GM in the World" competition, we're searching for the ultimate "Hottest Hotel Chef in the World".

Here's how it works: each day, we'll present a selection of cute chefs for you to admire (for their dishes, looks, skills--whichever your pleasure). Pick your favorite by voting in the comments*. At the end of the week, votes will be tallied to have four finalists from each category (West Coast, East Coast, Midwest, and International).

We'll then narrow it down further and ask you to help us pick the single hottest hotel chef in the world.

Beware, our competitors are here to light your fire and you may have difficulty concentrating on work this week. and you may have difficulty concentrating on work this week.

The polls are officially open! Vote away!*

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Hottest Hotel Chef, Round 1: The West Coast. Part 1

October 14, 2013 at 3:14 PM | by | Comments (90)

Attention, hotel geeks! This week, we're taking time to highlight the world's hottest hotel chefs. Why? It's simple. These folks deserve high praise for putting out fantastic food in a hotel setting, and not only do they work in steamy kitchens, many of them are pretty..well..steamy themselves!

So, following the footsteps of our previous "Hottest Hotel GM in the World" competition, we're searching for the ultimate "Hottest Hotel Chef in the World".

Here's how it works: each day, we'll present a selection of cute chefs for you to admire (for their looks, skills--whichever your pleasure). Pick your favorite by voting in the comments*. At the end of the week, votes will be tallied to have four finalists from each category (West Coast, East Coast, Midwest, and International).

We'll then narrow it down further and ask you to help us pick the single hottest hotel chef in the world.

Beware, our competitors are here to light your fire and you may have difficulty concentrating on work this week.

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We're Searching for Hot Hotel Chefs! Know Some? Give HotelChatter the Scoop!

October 4, 2013 at 4:04 PM | by | Comments (2)

THE CONTEST HAS BEGUN! MAY THE BEST HOTTIE WIN!

As you may have heard from the editors at HotelChatter, we've once again come up with an exciting new contest quite similar to our "Hottest Hotel GM in the World" competition last winter.

This time, we're looking for "The Hottest Hotel Chef in the World"!

Here are our categories:

· West Coast chefs
· East Coast chefs
· Midwest& Other U.S. City chefs
· International chefs

Here's what you'll need to enter your contestant into the competition. Please send all information to Tips[at]HotelChatter[Dot]Com.
1. Name of chef, restaurant and hotel
2. One hi-res photo that is 450 pixels width for portraits or 600 pixels max for other shots.
3. A brief chef bio. No more than 75 words, please.

We'll take submissions until October 7th. The voting will begin on HotelChatter on October 14th. That's when you campaign for your favorite contestant!

Instructions on how to vote will be included when the competition begins.

We look forward to your submissions and may the best man (or woman!) win!

[Photo: PartyCity.com]

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Four Seasons Hotels Now Have Their Own Food Truck--The FS Taste Truck

September 17, 2013 at 11:17 AM | by | Comments (0)

The words Four Seasons Hotels and food trucks don't usually go together but feast your eyes on this--the first-ever Four Seasons Taste Truck, a tricked out food truck that is now traveling up and down the West Coast, giving passerbys a chance to taste the delicious dishes from Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.

The truck started yesterday in Palo Alto and will work its way down the California Coast stopping in San Fran, Santa Barbara, Beverly Hills, LA and Westlake Village before scooting over to Scottsdale, Arizona and Santa Fe, New Mexico. The truck will be parked for one week in each location at the Four Seasons Hotel there, hosting a series of events and offering a special mobile menu inspired by the city the truck is visiting.

For example in LA , Chef Claudia Fossa from THE Blvd and Chef Hugo Bolanos from CUT by Wolfgang Puck, will have an “anticuchos” cookoff at The Beverly Wilshire. A Four Seasons Hotel. Guests will play judge and decide who's served up the best version of the South American street-food.

At the Biltmore in Santa Barbara, the truck will host an Oktoberfest event in the city's popular "Funk Zone" serving pork bratwurst, Polish saugage, chicken schnitzel and a German triple-chocolate cake, amongst other savory foods. Oh and we can't forget about beer. The truck will be parked at the Telegraph Brewing Company in the Funk Zone and the company's 1927 ale which is brewed exclusively for the hotel will be served in the tasting room. PROST!

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