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November 5-11, 2018

Robert Hoffman

  • Executive Chef, Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel

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  • TBA

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Robert Hoffman is executive chef at Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel in uptown Charlotte, N.C. He has overall responsibility for menu creation and development, cultivating relationships with local suppliers and hiring, training and overseeing the kitchen staff. He manages the kitchen operation at Angeline’s, an Italian-influenced modern American restaurant and urban gathering place, and sister operation Merchant and Trade – a 19th-floor rooftop lounge and event space.

 

Hoffman joined Kimpton Hospitality Group in January 2016 as executive chef at SaltRock Kitchen & Amara Resort in Sedona, Arizona and was recognized with the Kimpton Operational Excellence award during his first year with the company.

Prior to that, the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign graduate was executive chef at Labriola Ristorante & Café, a 350-seat restaurant on Chicago’s Michigan Ave.

 

Hoffman has been working in restaurant kitchens since he has a high school student in Chicago. He started as a dishwasher at a pizza restaurant, where he “fell in love with the organized chaos that is the kitchen.”

 

After graduation, he lasted two weeks in a traditional office job before he knew he had to get back to what he loved. He began working at Chicago’s famed Moto Restaurant. “Moto taught me to look at food differently, how to work 90 hours a week and love what I do,” he said.

 

Hoffman’s additional culinary experience includes working for multiple Michelin-starred restaurants. “I took away something uniquely different with each kitchen I’ve worked in,” he said. “All of them have shaped who I am personally and professionally.”

 

The Savannah Food & Wine Festival is presented by the Tourism Leadership Council, a 501-(c) 6 organization, and The AdFish Group, with proceeds benefiting the TLC Scholarship Fund, with educational opportunities for hospitality program students in colleges and universities in the Coastal Empire and many local charitable organizations.

NOTE:

  • All persons must be of legal drinking age or older
  • No dogs or pets are allowed at any event venues
  • All advance discount tickets are released in limited quantities and can sell out at any time without notice
  • All tickets sales are final & non-refundable
  • All events are rain or shine & event programs are subject to change without notice
  • The festival may at its sole discretion change venue locations for an event. Ticket holders should confirm event locations prior to attendance of any event.

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