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The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch
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Chef Joseph Tiano Brings a Passion for Harmonious Alpine Flavors and Seasonal Ingredients
that Evoke the Senses
BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (September 26, 2017) – The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch is delighted to announce the appointment of Joseph Tiano as Executive Chef. With 16 years of experience at various Ritz-Carlton properties, Tiano brings a fresh gastronomic perspective and passion for harmonious flavor combinations to the luxury Rocky Mountain resort’s acclaimed culinary program.
The son of a restaurant owner in Colorado, Tiano has always been inspired by the simplicity of Alpine cuisine. After several summers working at his mother’s restaurant –The Atrium, in Crested Butte – he decided to pursue formal culinary training and enrolled in the worldrenowned Italian Culinary Institute for Foreigners (ICIF). Upon graduation, Tiano returned stateside to embark on his career with The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, where he worked his way up to Sous Chef and participated in an Executive Celebrity Chef conference. After eight years, he accepted an opportunity to join the opening team at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, where he developed a strong foundation in banquets and catering. From there, he moved south to The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne to serve as Banquet Chef and Executive Sous Chef; further refining his culinary techniques and leadership skills.
Currently, as Executive Chef at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch, Tiano oversees the resort’s various dining venues, including signature restaurant WYLD and the historic Anderson’s Cabin, as well as culinary aspects in banquets and Club Lounge. He believes food should be “simple, flavorful and speak for itself,” and looks forward to “elevating dining at the resort with a celebration of flavors.”
With autumn in full swing – one of the most exciting culinary seasons in Colorado – Tiano has taken the reigns on all of the resort’s dining venues to further elevate the guest experience and showcase the fresh local bounty. At Anderson’s Cabin and WYLD, for example, beautifully presented dishes such as Bison Tenderloin with parsnip chips served on a Himalayan block of salt and Tomato Fondue with Boursin cheese, fresh herbs, and ciabatta make for a memorable, family-style dining adventure. In Bachelors Lounge – Vail Valley’s only cigar lounge – guests can enjoy hand-crafted cocktails, world-class wines, and gourmet bites in a sophisticated, indoor/outdoor setting. And, those seeking a taste of Oktoberfest can sip on a cold pint of Buck, Buck, Moose – the resort’s proprietary Vienna lager developed by a local Colorado brewery – in Buffalos, paired with rustic culinary creations.