New chef to bring culinary creativity to menus throughout Resort
Park City, Utah (December 4, 2008) – Park City Mountain Resort, ranked a top-five ski resort by SKI magazine, welcomes new Executive Chef Kevin Donovan to the team. Donovan brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as the former Executive Chef of the renowned Log Haven Restaurant, located in Millcreek Canyon, Utah. Together with the Park City Mountain Resort food and beverage team, he'll present traditional American cuisine that utilizes fresh ingredients and is presented in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
"We are thrilled to have such a remarkable culinary expert join our team as the new executive chef for all six of Park City Mountain Resort's restaurants," said Jenni Smith, vice-president of resort administration and director of food and beverage for Park City Mountain Resort. "Kevin's culinary expertise will enhance the overall guest experience and elevate the Resort's cuisine."
Donovan is known for innovative adaptations on conventional cuisine and brings his culinary prowess to the restaurants at Park City Mountain Resort. The Resort is home to six restaurants and one coffee shop including Legends Bar & Grill, Mid-Mountain Lodge, Summit House, Snow Hut, Five-Way Café, Legacy Café and Kristi's Coffee Café. Donovan has designated exclusive dishes for each restaurant as well as specialty fare at the Resort's signature restaurants, Mid-Mountain Lodge and Legends Bar & Grill.
Mid-Mountain Lodge restaurant, located near the McConkey's and Pioneer lifts, is a historic structure that once housed the Silver Mine Company personnel. Over this past summer, the restaurant received a complete remodel and will debut its new look and menu when the Upper Mountain opens. The menu will include old-fashioned hamburgers cooked on a flat griddle, a carving station with "smashed" potatoes, and gourmet sandwiches. Legends Bar & Grill, located in the base area of the Resort, is a casual eatery well-known for its après ski scene. Several tapas-style entrees such as Mole Pork Steak and Pan Roasted Alaskan Halibut have been added to round out the already mouth-watering menu.
Donovan's previous work as Executive Chef at Log Haven resulted in "Best of State" and "American Fine Dining" awards for the restaurant. Log Haven was also recognized as a "Four Star Restaurant." Prior to Log Haven, Donovan was Executive Chef for the Kevin Taylor Restaurant Group based in Denver, Colorado. While under his tenure, the restaurants were awarded "Four-Star" and "Four-Diamond" ratings as well as won the "Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence."
About Park City Mountain Resort
Park City Mountain Resort, the most accessible mountain resort in North America, is located in the heart of Park City, Utah and is only a 40-minute drive from the Salt Lake City International Airport. With 3,300 acres of unspoiled terrain, the Resort offers groomed Signature Runs£, bumps, powder, trees, eight peaks, nine bowls, four terrain parks, and the Eagle Superpipe. Park City Mountain Resort was once again ranked a Top-five resort by the readers of SKI magazine and a Top-ten resort by the readers of Skiing, Freeskier and Transworld Snowboarding magazines. As part of its overall environmental commitment, Park City Mountain Resort is powered by 100 percent renewable energy. The Resort invested $10.5 million in improvements for the 2008-09 winter season, adding a new high-speed lift, renovations to on-mountain dining, expanded snowmaking and a new run. For more information, visit parkcitymountain.com or call (800) 222-PARK.