Appointed Executive Chef
At Suncadia, by Destination Hotels & Resorts in Seattle - OR, USA
Suncadia, by Destination Hotels & Resorts, is pleased to announce Rick Shell as its new executive chef. With nearly 20 years of restaurant and hospitality experience, Shell most recently served as the Director of Food and Beverage at The Chattanoogan Hotel in Chattanooga, Tenn. In his new position, Shell is responsible for supervising the culinary program of the all-seasons mountain resort, including concepting menus and overseeing kitchen operations for the three on-site restaurants, along with managing all catering and food service for events and in-room dining.
Shell began his career in the food and beverage industry in a The Taste of Maine restaurant at the ripe age of 13. As he watched chefs create beautiful dishes, he was intrigued with the culinary industry and the artistry associated with selecting the perfect ingredients, creating something delicious and plating it all in a beautiful way. From there, Shell earned his culinary arts degree from the Culinary Institute of America at Hyde Park, NY and continued his experience at a variety of well-respected hotels, casinos and golf clubs.