CALGARY — Hotel Arts Group has appointed Quinn Staple as executive chef. The company expects this appointment to bring a new, innovative energy to the group’s culinary offerings.
Staple is no stranger to the Hotel Arts Group, having played an instrumental role in the opening of Yellow Door Bistro.
“I’m looking forward to growing the exceptional reputation of the Hotel Arts brand, pushing creative boundaries to deliver unique and memorable encounters,” says Staple. “I’m fortunate that I’ll be able to continue working with a very strong and talented team to help achieve those goals.”
Staple boasts a divers culinary background, having worked at Crazyweed Café, Hotel Arts’ Raw Bar, Grant Achatz’s modernist three-Michelin star restaurant Alinea and other Calgary restaurants. He was also recognized by Avenue Calgary as one of the five people to watch in Calgary’s culinary scene last year and will represent Yellow Door Bistro at the Gold Medal Plates competition in Calgary this November.
As executive chef, Staple will lead the teams at the group’s three restaurants — Raw Bar, Yellow Door Bistro and the newest addition, Oxbow at the Kensington Riverside Inn. He will also oversee the group’s in-room dining, banquets and offsite catering.