Del Mar CA— L’Auberge Del Mar, A Destination Hotel is starting off 2015 in good taste with new additions to its food and beverage team and a full line up of creative culinary experiences. The new team will lead the property into an exciting 2015 filled with exciting happenings including the debut of a new outlet in the spring, craft beer dinners, music programming showcasing up-and-coming artists in the Living Room Bar and innovative seasonal menu rotations at KITCHEN 1540.
Kurtis Hurt, Director of Restaurants
Kurtis Hurt joins L’Auberge Del Mar as director of restaurants. Hurt spent the last five years at the Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain, AZ where he was most recently director of banquets. While working for Ritz-Carlton, he was honored with a number of company awards for outstanding performance including Leader of the Year in 2013. Prior to Ritz-Carlton, Hurt worked for the award-winning Wild Flower restaurant in Tucson, AZ. He has a business degree from Colorado State University.
Greg Bringardner, Restaurant Manager
Greg Bringardner joins the hotel as Restaurant Manager and will oversee operations of the hotel’s popular Kitchen 1540 restaurant. Bringardner is a native of France and has spent several years working for restaurants and hotels throughout Europe including Starwood New Caledonia; Potel Et Chabot, Paris, France; Hotel Scribe, Paris, France; Hotel Ritz Carlton Arts, Barcelona, Spain; Lenotre, Paris, France; and La Reserve Geneve, Geneva, Switzerland. He has an MBA in hospitality management from ESSEC Business School, Paris, France and a bachelor’s degree in hospitality and restaurant management from Institut Paul Bocuse, Lyon, France. Bringardner is multilingual and speaks English, French, Spanish and German.
Clyde Stewart, Food and Beverage Manager
A former server for L’Auberge Del Mar’s Kitchen 1540 restaurant, Clyde Stewart returns to the hotel as food & beverage manager. Stewart has worked for some of San Diego’s most popular restaurants including Del Mar Rendez Vous, Prep Kitchen Del Mar, Pacifica Del Mar and PF Chang’s. His experience includes front of house management, food service and bartending.
About L’Auberge Del Mar, A Destination Hotel
Located in the heart of Southern California’s most picturesque coastal village of Del Mar, L’Auberge Del Mar, A Destination Hotel, overlooks the Pacific Ocean and offers a resort experience reminiscent of a private, coastal estate. This historic seaside hotel offers 120 guest rooms and suites, refreshing dining options, a cheerful and cozy spa, a private path to the beach and peaceful pool area. The award-winning, signature restaurant, KITCHEN 1540, blends energy and intrigue with a fresh, lively atmosphere. The restaurant’s extensive offerings meld the classic and the unexpected, making KITCHEN 1540 something one simply has to try when dining in Del Mar. For more information, please visit www.laubergedelmar.com or www.destinationhotels.com
About Destination Hotels
Destination Hotels (Destination) is a collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels, resorts and residences across the United States. Offering authentically-immersed and enriching experiences, each property is individual at heart, yet connected by a commitment to drawing upon the best of each location. Highly distinct, the Destination experience is always memorable and matchless; guests will feel the locale in a genuine way through each property and during the engaging moments cultivated both in and outside of them. Continuously growing with more than 40 properties from coast to coast, the award-winning portfolio features 20 renowned golf courses, 19 indigenous spas, and 130 exceptional bars and restaurants. Destination Hotels are true to our place; diverse by design. For more information, visit www.destinationhotels.com. Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.