OTTAWA — The Fairmont Château Laurier is preparing to say goodbye to its executive chef, Daniel Buss, who officially leaves his post Dec. 31 to pursue culinary opportunities in California, according to The Ottawa Citizen.
Buss has been at the helm of the Château Laurier since December 2011 but has worked in the industry for more than 20 years at places such as the Victoria-Jungfrau Hotel in Interlaken, Switzerland; the Fairmont Banff Springs in Banff, Alta.; and the formerly Fairmont-managed Turnberry Isle in Miami, Fla.
Buss’ final culinary feat was to oversee the hotel’s annual Christmas soiree, where the team set up four food stations and a dessert table for guests.
“I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Château — it’s a great property, and I’m sad to leave,” Buss told The Ottawa Citizen. “This hotel has such a reputation to live up to, and I’m so proud whenever I step outside the building to see such a grand hotel. It’s truly breathtaking.”