Industry Update
Appointment 3 December 2020

Mark Andelbradt

Appointed Executive Chef
At Pendry West Hollywood - CA, USA

Mark Andelbradt

Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group and Pendry West Hollywood are proud to jointly announce the appointment of Mark Andelbradt as executive chef of Pendry West Hollywood. Andelbradt, a long-time executive chef with the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group, will oversee the culinary execution of the legendary chef's Merois, which will showcase the sophisticated subtleties of Japanese, Southeast Asian and French/California cuisine, and casual street-side European style café, Ospero. He will also be responsible for the menu at The Britely, a modern social club located on the property, in addition to special events catering and in-room dining, as well as in-residence dining for Pendry Residences West Hollywood—when the property opens on the famed Sunset Boulevard in January 2021.

Andelbradt's extensive culinary resume spans global roles with the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group including executive chef at Wolfgang Puck's Spago at Bellagio Resort & Casino. Andelbradt's journey alongside Chef Puck has taken him to Las Vegas, Shanghai, and beyond—managing daily culinary operations and collaborating with Puck to create the globally influenced fare for which his legendary Spago is best known.

The highly anticipated Merois and Ospero at Pendry West Hollywood will celebrate the open-air allure of the City of Angels and exemplify the undeniable cachet synonymous with Wolfgang's name. Puck came to Los Angeles from Europe in 1975 and has since gone on to influence the way Americans cook and eat by combining classic French technique with California and Asian influences. Guests at Pendry West Hollywood can expect signature Puck dishes as well as seasonal and innovative menu offerings influenced by Executive Chef Mark Andelbradt's bold touch, redefining fine dining on Sunset Boulevard.

Prior to joining Chef Wolfgang Puck and the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group, Andelbradt also worked under some of the other most esteemed toques in the world today—from sharing the kitchen with Chicago's Rick Tramonto as chef de cuisine at Brasserie T and later opening Tramonto's two Michelin-starred restaurant, TRU, as executive sous chef, to working with chef Daniel Boulud at DANIEL New York as well as with Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto at two of his restaurants in Philadelphia and New York, and even serving as personal chef for Academy Award-nominated director, M. Night Shyamalan. His innovative mindset, natural ability and exceptional management skills have brought him success in the kitchen, as well as in overseeing operations, menu development, and more.

Montage International

Montage International, the ultra-luxury hospitality management company founded by Alan J. Fuerstman, features a distinctive collection of hospitality brands. Montage International encompasses the ultra-luxury brand Montage Hotels & Resorts, the new luxury hospitality brand Pendry Hotels, Montage Residences, Pendry Residences and the management of some of the country's premiere golf courses and clubs.
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