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Appointment19 August 2015

Shane Bruns

Appointed Food & Beverage Director
At Omni La Mansion Del Rio and Mokara Hotel & Spa in San Antonio - TX, USA

Shane Bruns A Colorado native, Bruns brings decades of experience both in the kitchen and in management roles. Most recently, he served as Food and Beverage Director for Omni Houston Hotel, where he led the reconcepting of the property's fine dining restaurant, NOE Grille, to a locavore establishment focused on sustainability. Since the transition, NOE Grille has earned such honors as Zagat's "10 Best Hotel Restaurants in Houston" and Wine Spectator's coveted "Award of Excellence." Prior to joining Omni Hotels & Resorts, Bruns worked in various four and five star kitchens in Aspen, CO, as Chef's apprentice for award-winning Belgian Chef Michelle Poumay at Chez Grandmere, and then as Chef de Cuisine at Sardy House Bed & Breakfast. Bruns is a graduate of San Francisco's prestigious California Culinary Academy. In 2004, Bruns moved to San Antonio and was named the Executive Chef/Food & Beverage Director for Oro Restaurant & Bar at the Emily Morgan Hotel. In 2008, he joined Benchmark Hospitality at Hotel Contessa as Food & Beverage Director. Bruns has served as Lead Chef for Signature Chefs, as well as participated in the Aspen Food & Wine Classic, the Grand Chef Tasting, and the exclusive Food & Wine Pairing dinners at San Antonio's New World Wine & Food Festival.

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