• Greg Wiener named Executive Chef for THE ESTATE YOUNTVILLE

     
    POSTED February 8, 2018
     

With more than 20 years of diverse culinary experience, Chef Greg Wiener will be fulfilling his lifelong dream of returning to Napa Valley, overseeing food and beverage operations as executive chef at The Estate Yountville for the recently-renovated Vintage House, soon-to-be completed Hotel Villagio.

“We are excited to welcome Chef Greg Wiener to our talented team at The Estate Yountville,” said Steve Davino, general manager. “Yountville celebrates the beautiful fruits of the vine. In this culinary mecca, we are looking forward to treating our guests to Chef Wiener’s innovative, globally inspired dishes on-site at The Estate Yountville. We are confident that this extensive experience will lead to a prolific career at Vintage House and Hotel Villagio.”

Chef Wiener completed several programs and received various degrees through the Culinary Institute of American, including the Culinary Enrichment and Innovation Program, the only program that offers advancement management training specifically designed for skilled chefs. These programs located in Napa Valley, along with an experience at The French Laundry, had a significant impact on Chef Wiener, ultimately igniting his desire to return to the Valley.

Chef Wiener specialized in Spanish and Latin American cuisine, continuously working with numerous other cooking styles. Because of all of this experience, Chef Wiener plans to incorporate unique ingredients such as Urfa biber and sumac into The Estate menus while still creating light and healthy dishes that boast worldly flavors.

Chef Wiener has been recognized as a winner in the World Food Championships, the Flavor of the West Culinary Competition, the California Date Competition and more. He also received several culinary and managerial awards and served as a Council Member for the Culinary Advisor Board for Arizona Culinary Institute and Art Institute of Phoenix and the Interstate Hotels Food & Beverage Council.

Lela Restaurant has rolled out new lunch and dinner menus, created by new executive chef Thomas Orbison.

Chef Orbison discovered his passion and talent for cooking following his career in the United States Air Force. “After six years in the military, I developed a passion for cooking and moved to Paris to study at Le Cordon Bleu, which is like Harvard for chefs,” said Oribson.

Now that he’s back in Minnesota for the first time since 2004, Oribson is excited to launch some new entrees in the southwest metro.

 

Hilton recently named Martin Rinck as global head of the brand's Luxury & Lifestyle Group.

In his new role, Rinck will be responsible for all strategic development, brand innovation and leadership initiatives for Hilton’s portfolio, including Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts and Conrad Hotels & Resorts.

Rinck will also oversee the continued growth of Hilton’s newest lifestyle brand, Canopy by Hilton.

 

Skyline Exhibits, a leading trade show marketing company, has announced Mark Gomilla has been named the general manager of its Regional Service Center in Chicago.

Gomilla, is no stranger to Skyline having worked within the Skyline dealer organization for more than 10 years. He was most recently the president of Skyline Exhibit Resource, a Skyline dealership in De Pere, Wisconsin. Gomilla had also previously managed the service side of business.