Monday, February 23, 2015

Lord Baltimore Hotel Introduces New Executive Chef

The Lord Baltimore Hotel today announced Frank Ziegler as the hotel’s new executive chef. The French native brings three decades of global cuisine and management experience to the award-winning hotel where he will oversee all food and beverage operations including the French Kitchen, LB Tavern, LB Bakery, banquets and room service.

“We are honored to welcome Chef Ziegler and look forward to him bringing his passion for food and quality management skills to the Lord Baltimore Hotel,” said Gene-Michael Addis, general manager for the hotel.

Chef Ziegler has trained under Michelin Star-rated chefs and worked for some of the world’s most exclusive hotels and resorts over the course of his career.

As a young child in Alsace, France, Chef Ziegler developed an appreciation for cooking as he helped his mother and grandmother prepare family dishes and lent a hand to his father in the garden. At age 16, he made his debut as a chef at Le Caveau d’Eguisheim alongside One Michelin Star Chef Pascal Schubnel. He then gained valuable experience at Three Michelin Star L’Auberge de l’Ill before leaving for Paris to work with celebrity chef Ghislaine Arabian at the Three Michelin Star restaurant Pavillon LeDoyen.

After many years of developing his techniques, Chef Ziegler traveled abroad and, in 1995, he arrived in the United States where he held various positions at numerous Five Star hotels and resorts including the Mandarin Oriental Miami, The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, the Delano Hotel Miami with Chef Claude Troisgros and The Peninsula Chicago with award-winning chef Curtis Duffy.

In 2008, enticed by the exotic flavors and spices of Asia, he joined Wynn Macau as culinary director assistant. Chef Ziegler furthered his travels in Asia serving as executive chef at lebua Hotels & Resorts in Bangkok and New Delhi and, most recently, the executive chef at Pullman Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Chef Ziegler studied French Culinary Arts in Alsace and holds a Master Certificate in Hospitality Management from eCornell.

About the Lord Baltimore Hotel
The Lord Baltimore Hotel is located at 20 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD, 21201 in the heart of downtown Baltimore and within walking distance to many local attractions. Towering over the Baltimore skyline at 23 stories, the hotel offers 440 new guest rooms and suites, more than 20,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space and dining options including the French Kitchen, LB Tavern and LB Bakery.  Additionally, art plays a major role in the hotel design with more than 2,500 pieces of artwork displayed throughout the building. Originally built in 1928, the hotel was purchased in 2013 and completely renovated by Rubell Hotels. The Lord Baltimore Hotel is a member of Historic Hotels of America, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. More information on the hotel can be found at www.lordbaltimorehotel.comand on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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