Appointed Executive Chef
At The Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa - CA, USA
As Executive Chef, Elinan successfully opened The Cavalier Hotel, a luxury Autograph by Marriott property with three outlets — Becca, Hunt Room, and The Raleigh Room — in early 2018. Shortly after opening, Elinan and his brigade earned an immediate 4-diamond rating for the Hotel's prized dining venue Becca.
Prior stints included executive chef positions at the Hilton Virginia Beach, Omni Shoreham Hotel Washington D.C., Hyatt Key West Resort and Spa and Grand Hyatt San Francisco. Elinan was also Executive Chef at Primetime Restaurants in Budapest Hungary, Executive Chef at Carlo IV & New York Palace, Boscolo Hotels in Prague and Budapest as well as the Chef de Cuisine for Shangri-La Hotels in Hong Kong and Shanghai.
Throughout his esteemed career Chef Elinan has worked under three Michelin Star-rated chefs and has been a guest chef at the prestigious James Beard House in New York City. He attended the Culinary Institute of American in Hyde Park, New York.