I Am Ritz-Carlton
Meet Melanie Finch
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Introducing I Am Ritz-Carlton, a series profiling the artisans who create special moments at The Ritz-Carlton. Here, we meet Melanie, a chef whose favorite part of service is building relationships with those who sit at her table.

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Name: Melanie Finch

Position: Chef at The Ritz-Carlton, Marina Del Rey

The most special part of cooking at The Ritz-Carlton: “I love to be able to go out and create these memorable experiences with guests. ‘Table touching’ is when the chef comes out to the table and it gives us the chance to have that relationship.”

Favorite dish: “Our scallop dish has always been my favorite — and not just because I created it!”

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