Nobu Hotel Palo Alto, Silicon Valley's esteemed 73-room boutique hotel, who recently completed an extensive multi-million dollar renovation to unveil a completely brand-new hotel, has appointed Ryan Mendoza to executive chef. A seasoned veteran in the culinary industry, Chef Mendoza now leads all Nobu Hotel Palo Alto's food and beverage program, which includes creative management and execution of in-room dining, catering, Lobby Bar, and the world-renowned Nobu Restaurant.
A recognized leader within the Nobu brand, Mendoza brings experience from Nobu Los Angeles and Nobu Indian Wells to his new position. Prior to his extensive time at Nobu Los Angeles and Nobu Indian Wells, Mendoza operated as sous chef at The West Hollywood EDITION where he worked for Michelin Star Chef John Fraser and gained management experience assisting with the opening of the restaurant, as well as a line cook at Hinoki & the Bird, all with a skill set developed at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Pasadena. Chef Mendoza enjoys the orchestrated creativity of the kitchen and spends his free time with his beloved family.
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23 November 2020 — Nobu Hotel Chicago proudly announces the appointment of Zoltan Payerli to General Manager. A Chicago native with more than 14 years of experience in the luxury hospitality industry, Payerli is poised to lead operations at Nobu Hotel Chicago, part of the thriving global luxury brand Nobu Hospitality and the first Midwest location.
21 July 2020 — Benjamin Hofer has been appointed Director of Food & Drink. He joins the team from his role as Director of Food & Beverage at Corinthia London and he brings with him an impressive background, working with some of London's top chefs, including Simon Rogan at Fera at Claridge's, Nuno Mendes at Town Hall Hotel and Tom Kerridge at Corinthia London.
21 July 2020 — tom Bates has been newly appointed in his role as Director of Marketing & Communications. Bates joins the team from The Lanesborough hotel, where he headed up the marketing and communications team. Recently hailed as one of the UK's most influential communications professionals in PR Week's Power Book 2020, he will use his extensive experience in the field to direct strategic local and global brand marketing and PR of the hotel.