Appointed Executive Chef
At The Peninsula Beverly Hills in Los Angeles - CA, USA
Offer Nissenbaum, Managing Director of The Peninsula Beverly Hills, has announced the appointment of David Codney as Executive Chef. Chef Codney will take over the position held by former Executive Chef James Overbaugh, who now serves as the hotel’s Executive Assistant Manager – Food & Beverage Operations. Prior to joining The Peninsula Beverly Hills, Chef Codney spent a large part of his career at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, Florida, most recently as Executive Sous Chef.
Chef Codney grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, where he discovered his passion for cooking during high school. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, New York, he began his career with an externship at The Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas, Texas.
During his tenure with Ritz-Carlton, he cooked under three Certified Master Chefs and was a guest chef at the James Beard House, the Naples Food & Wine Festival and the Southwest Winter Wine Festival. He also served on the Ritz-Carlton Task Force, helping to open new Ritz-Carlton hotels throughout North America. In 2002, he won a Gold Medal at the Javits Center International Food Expo. An avid gardener, Codney is looking forward to enhancing The Peninsula’s rooftop herb garden.