Chicago’s Fairmont Millennium Park hotel announced the appointment of John Cordeaux to executive chef.
"We are extremely fortunate to welcome such a culinary talent to Fairmont Chicago," said Mark Huntley, regional vice president and general manager of Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park. "Chef Cordeaux will be an excellent leader for our culinary team and bring a new creative vision to our operation. We are delighted to have him bring his experience over three continents to our hotel and know he will make a tremendous contribution to the property and the community."
In his new role Cordeaux will be responsible for the hotel’s food and beverage team and culinary operation at the hotel. Throughout his 30 years of experience in the industry, Cordeaux has earned several awards and accolades, the most recent being Chef of the Year by The Hotelier Middle East in 2010.
"While my tenure in the Middle East was incredibly rewarding, I’m delighted to return to North America, and Fairmont Chicago, fresh from a amore and $60 million renovation, is a spectacular location in one of the United States’ premier culinary cities," said Cordeaux. "I’m fortunate to have a talented culinary team in place and look forward to working with them to enhance our operation."