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Hotel Del Coronado Welcomes New Executive Chef

Stefan Peroutka to Helm the Kitchen at the Legendry San Diego Resort

CORONADO, CA. August 28, 2017 — Hotel del Coronado, fondly referred to as “The Del,” has named Stefan Peroutka as executive chef of San Diego’s iconic beachfront resort. The legendary Hotel del Coronado has welcomed discerning travelers for nearly 130 years to experience the Southern California coastal lifestyle and exquisite oceanfront dining.

In his new role, Peroutka will oversee the resort’s wide-range of culinary operations, which range from signature fine-dining restaurant 1500 OCEAN, the storied Babcock & Story Bar, and the opulent Crown Room Sunday Brunch, to the modern ENO Pizzeria & Wine Bar and casual Sun Deck Bar & Grill, to name a few. Peroutka will not only manage operations for multiple dining experiences, but also a culinary staff in the hundreds, banquet and catering events, food and wine purchasing, dining presentation and service, and more.

“With his classical European training, chef brings a global acumen and contemporary luxury to every aspect of The Del,” said Hotel del Coronado General Manager Harold Rapoza, Jr. "We are delighted for guests to see those finer details from room service to banquet presentations."

“I feel fortunate to be leading the culinary charge at the legendary Hotel del Coronado, where our beachfront location serves for daily inspiration,” said Executive Chef Stefan Peroutka. “I’m a firm believer that an honest food program with high-quality ingredients, and a team of talented and passionate people is the key to success, and intend to achieve that here at The Del.”

Before heading seaside, Peroutka served as the executive banquet chef of The Venetian and The Palazzo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, after earning his chops as executive sous chef of Michelin-starred Aureole restaurant at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino. Peroutka’s career has taken him all over the world, from the Five-Star Relais & Chateau restaurant Erna’s Elderberry House in California to the renowned Aquarello restaurant in Germany.

A native of Austria, Peroutka was classically trained at the Salzburg Hospitality and Culinary School. He is also a member of the prestigious Les Amid d’Escoffier Society of Las Vegas. When not in the kitchen, Peroutka is an avid cyclist, competing regularly in road races, century rides, cross cycling events, and mountain biking.

About Hotel del Coronado

Set on one of America’s most iconic beaches, the legendary Hotel del Coronado has welcomed discerning travelers for nearly 130 years to experience. Here, the magic and nostalgia of the property’s storied past blends seamlessly with contemporary luxury in 757 guestrooms. Hotel del Coronado and Beach Village at The Del, have every modern amenity imaginable from bespoke concierge services and holistic spa experiences to private chefs and exquisite oceanfront dining. Known for creating memories and engaging experiences with endless recreational seaside activities, an award-winning spa, and oceanfront dining, this worldrenowned San Diego resort seamlessly

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