Welcome!

News Feed Item

Two New Chefs Shine in the Kitchen at The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia

Luxury Philadelphia Hotel Welcomes Two Talents to Its Culinary Team

PHILADELPHIA, PA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/08/14 -- The two newest members of the culinary team at The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia specialize in different areas of the kitchen -- one creating dishes, the other pastries -- yet a closer look reveals the two have much in common.

Both 10 Arts Chef Matthias Hiebsch and Pastry Chef Stephen Wilson were drawn to the culinary arts in their teens and later attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. At this downtown Philadelphia hotel, each brings a unique perspective to his work, drawn from years of experience.

Before heading the organic restaurant 10 Arts Bistro in Center City, Hiebsch honed his skills at The River Café in NY, where he found inspiration in combining seasonal ingredients with traditional techniques. After conquering the challenges of working in a major city, Matthias decided to try his hand with another opportunity, and journeyed to his parents' native Philadelphia. There, he worked for Jose Garces as sous chef at Distrito in University City before the opportunity to open another Garces restaurant, JG Domestic, was presented. He began his career there as sous chef, but was quickly promoted to chef de cuisine. Matthias decided to stay in the city for his next position, executive sous chef at Lacroix at the Rittenhouse Hotel, which was the perfect stepping stone to his current position at the farm-to-table 10 Arts Bistro.

Wilson joined The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia in early 2013, where he has already built a strong team and revamped the meeting and wedding culinary menus. Prior to his position at the luxury hotel, Wilson owned and ran The Sweet Life Bakery with his wife Jill in southern New Jersey. Over six years, the couple won many awards and accolades, with particular attention paid to their wedding cakes. Their biggest achievement, they say, was being named Food Artisan of the Year by Edible Jersey magazine.

Wilson was already familiar with The Ritz-Carlton prior to arriving at the Philadelphia property, as he worked at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco in his earlier years as a pastry cook, followed by time at the acclaimed Citizen Cake, under the tutelage of Chef Elizabeth Falkner. Wilson is currently putting his expertise into the written form, with his first book, Your Perfect Wedding Cake, which will help engaged couples working with a variety of budgets navigate the process of ordering their wedding cake.

About The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia
Enviably situated within the City of Brotherly Love, The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia extends to its guests the best of everything from location, to luxury. The downtown hotel is just steps away from top retail, dining and cultural attractions, and its on-property offerings are just as appealing. The experience begins within the magnificent domed lobby, where an oculus stretches upward for 142 feet. The 10 Arts Lounge unfurls within this historic space, serving a sophisticated menu of drinks and light fare to complement the creative, regionally-inspired American cuisine of 10 Arts Bistro. Those traveling on business are treated to 26,000 square feet of state-of-the-art function space, which includes two stunning ballrooms. And the full-service Richel D'Ambra Spa & Salon makes an ideal way for guests, whether they are in town on business or pleasure, to take a moment for themselves. At the end of the day, the luxury hotel's 300 guest rooms and 36 suites (including the city's only penthouse suite) provide a soothing retreat via flat-screen televisions, wireless Internet access, bath butler services and complimentary, overnight shoe shines. For reservations, please visit www.ritzcarlton.com/Philadelphia.

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 86 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, an award that originated in 1987. Its purpose is to promote the awareness of quality excellence, recognize quality achievements of companies and publicize successful quality strategies. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company won the award in 1992 and 1999. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional, call toll free in the Kingdom of Bahrain 800 00995, or visit the company web site at www.ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR)

Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2634751

Contact:
The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia
Ten Avenue of the Arts
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102
(215) 523-8000

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
When it comes to IoT in the enterprise, namely the commercial building and hospitality markets, a benefit not getting the attention it deserves is energy efficiency, and IoT's direct impact on a cleaner, greener environment when installed in smart buildings. Until now clean technology was offered piecemeal and led with point solutions that require significant systems integration to orchestrate and deploy. There didn't exist a 'top down' approach that can manage and monitor the way a Smart Buildi...
In the world of DevOps there are ‘known good practices’ – aka ‘patterns’ – and ‘known bad practices’ – aka ‘anti-patterns.' Many of these patterns and anti-patterns have been developed from real world experience, especially by the early adopters of DevOps theory; but many are more feasible in theory than in practice, especially for more recent entrants to the DevOps scene. In this power panel at @DevOpsSummit at 18th Cloud Expo, moderated by DevOps Conference Chair Andi Mann, panelists will dis...
So, you bought into the current machine learning craze and went on to collect millions/billions of records from this promising new data source. Now, what do you do with them? Too often, the abundance of data quickly turns into an abundance of problems. How do you extract that "magic essence" from your data without falling into the common pitfalls? In her session at @ThingsExpo, Natalia Ponomareva, Software Engineer at Google, will provide tips on how to be successful in large scale machine lear...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Peak 10, Inc., a national IT infrastructure and cloud services provider, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Peak 10 provides reliable, tailored data center and network services, cloud and managed services. Its solutions are designed to scale and adapt to customers’ changing business needs, enabling them to lower costs, improve performance and focus inter...
You think you know what’s in your data. But do you? Most organizations are now aware of the business intelligence represented by their data. Data science stands to take this to a level you never thought of – literally. The techniques of data science, when used with the capabilities of Big Data technologies, can make connections you had not yet imagined, helping you discover new insights and ask new questions of your data. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Sarbjit Sarkaria, data science team lead ...
Digital payments using wearable devices such as smart watches, fitness trackers, and payment wristbands are an increasing area of focus for industry participants, and consumer acceptance from early trials and deployments has encouraged some of the biggest names in technology and banking to continue their push to drive growth in this nascent market. Wearable payment systems may utilize near field communication (NFC), radio frequency identification (RFID), or quick response (QR) codes and barcodes...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Ericsson has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Ericsson is a world leader in the rapidly changing environment of communications technology – providing equipment, software and services to enable transformation through mobility. Some 40 percent of global mobile traffic runs through networks we have supplied. More than 1 billion subscribers around the world re...
We're entering the post-smartphone era, where wearable gadgets from watches and fitness bands to glasses and health aids will power the next technological revolution. With mass adoption of wearable devices comes a new data ecosystem that must be protected. Wearables open new pathways that facilitate the tracking, sharing and storing of consumers’ personal health, location and daily activity data. Consumers have some idea of the data these devices capture, but most don’t realize how revealing and...
The demand for organizations to expand their infrastructure to multiple IT environments like the cloud, on-premise, mobile, bring your own device (BYOD) and the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to grow. As this hybrid infrastructure increases, the challenge to monitor the security of these systems increases in volume and complexity. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Stephen Coty, Chief Security Evangelist at Alert Logic, will show how properly configured and managed security architecture can...
Many private cloud projects were built to deliver self-service access to development and test resources. While those clouds delivered faster access to resources, they lacked visibility, control and security needed for production deployments. In their session at 18th Cloud Expo, Steve Anderson, Product Manager at BMC Software, and Rick Lefort, Principal Technical Marketing Consultant at BMC Software, will discuss how a cloud designed for production operations not only helps accelerate developer...
SYS-CON Events announced today the Docker Meets Kubernetes – Intro into the Kubernetes World, being held June 9, 2016, in conjunction with 18th Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Register for 'Docker Meets Kubernetes Workshop' Here! This workshop led by Sebastian Scheele, co-founder of Loodse, introduces participants to Kubernetes (container orchestration). Through a combination of instructor-led presentations, demonstrations, and hands-on labs, participants learn ...
Much of the value of DevOps comes from a (renewed) focus on measurement, sharing, and continuous feedback loops. In increasingly complex DevOps workflows and environments, and especially in larger, regulated, or more crystallized organizations, these core concepts become even more critical. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 18th Cloud Expo, Andi Mann, Chief Technology Advocate at Splunk, will show how, by focusing on 'metrics that matter,' you can provide objective, transparent, and meaningfu...
The IoTs will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, will demonstrate how to move beyond today's coding paradigm and share the must-have mindsets for removing complexity from the development proc...
Artificial Intelligence has the potential to massively disrupt IoT. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, AJ Abdallat, CEO of Beyond AI, will discuss what the five main drivers are in Artificial Intelligence that could shape the future of the Internet of Things. AJ Abdallat is CEO of Beyond AI. He has over 20 years of management experience in the fields of artificial intelligence, sensors, instruments, devices and software for telecommunications, life sciences, environmental monitoring, process...
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Klein, CEO and Co-founder of Rachio, will discuss next generation communities that are using IoT to create more sustainable, intelligent communities. One example is Sterling Ranch, a 10,000 home development that – with the help of Siemens – will integrate IoT technology into the community to provide residents with energy and water savings as well as intelligent security. Everything from stop lights to sprinkler systems to building infrastructures will run ef...