In his new role at SAVOR bar & kitchen, one of TripAdvisor’s top 50 restaurants in Atlanta, Harris will manage the culinary program, supervise daily kitchen operations, oversee menu development and ensure diners have an exceptional culinary experience.
Harris’ first task is the creation of a new seasonal menu and a strong focus on healthy and local farm-to-table daily specials. This will provide diners the option to enjoy an array of new creative dining choices. “I feel strongly that this underlines our commitment to renewal and well-being, and will ensure our menu always has a new, inspiring offering for our dining community,” said Harris.
A seasoned hotel chef, Harris was executive sous chef at Hyatt Regency Perimeter and banquet chef at Ritz-Carlton Buckhead. He is a member of American Culinary Federation’s local and national chapters. When not in the kitchen, Harris frequently volunteers with Open Hand, preparing and delivering meals to those who are homebound, disabled or too sick to cook for themselves.
Chef Harris’ commitment to giving back comes from his years of military service. Harris managed culinary operations at Georgia’s Fort Stewart from 2006 to 2013, where he prepared food for more than 400 military personnel, including daily meals and special event menus. His wealth of experience overseeing and training a culinary team reflects the dedication to teamwork that he brings to the kitchen at Westin Atlanta Perimeter North.
“We’re excited to welcome Chef Harris to the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North and look forward to his continuance of SAVOR bar & kitchen’s commitment to locally sourced and freshly prepared food,” said General Manager Martin van der Laan.
The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North is managed by Marcus Hotels & Resorts. The hotel is owned by Carey Watermark Investors, The Arden Group and Marcus Hotels & Resorts.
About Westin Atlanta Perimeter North
Located just 15 miles from downtown Atlanta, the 372-room Westin Atlanta Perimeter North is an oasis for the busy traveler. Located in the Concourse Corporate Center, home to many Fortune 500 companies, the hotel is adjacent to the Concourse Athletic Club, the fourth largest health facility in the nation. The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North full-service hotel includes 20,000 square feet of meeting space, banquet facilities, lounge, fitness center, outdoor pool and 338 complimentary parking spaces. SAVOR bar & kitchen is a contemporary escape inspired by flavors from the Bayou, Gulf Coast and Low Country. The hotel is situated two miles from Perimeter Mall and is easily accessible by MARTA, Atlanta’s rail transportation. The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North is managed by Marcus Hotels & Resorts. The hotel is owned by Carey Watermark Investors, The Arden Group and Marcus Hotels & Resorts. For more information, visit the hotel’s website and find the hotel on Facebook.
About Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), owns and/or manages 18 hotels, resorts and other properties in the U.S. The company’s distinctive portfolio includes city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts, historic properties, and premium branded and independent first-class hotels. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is an approved operator for all major lodging brands. A leader in the hospitality industry since 1962, Marcus Hotels & Resorts creates asset value for hotel owners through its expertise in management, development and product repositioning, including hotel food and beverage concepts developed by its Marcus Restaurant Group, including Mason Street Grill, ChopHouse and Miller Time Pub & Grill. The company is also growing its experiential restaurant concept, The SafeHouse, with a Chicago location opening in early 2017. For more information, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).
About Carey Watermark Investors
Established in 2010 as a joint undertaking of W. P. Carey Inc. and Watermark Capital Partners, Carey Watermark Investors Incorporated is a publicly registered non-traded real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests primarily in the lodging and lodging-related sectors. www.careywatermark.com
About Arden Group
Arden Group through its discretionary real estate fund platform acquires value-add- hotels and class A office properties in major U.S. markets. www.ardengroup.com
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