Tempe Mission Palms Hotel Introduces New Executive Chef John du Toit
TEMPE MISSION PALMS HOTEL NAMES NEW EXECUTIVE CHEF
Internationally-Respected Chef to Lead Culinary Team at Tempe’s Signature Hotel
TEMPE, Ariz. (PRESS RELEASE) – Tempe Mission Palms, A Destination Hotel, has appointed John du Toit as its new Chef.
Chef du Toit will lead the AAA Four Diamond-rated hotel’s culinary operations; oversee the iconic hotel’s restaurants, banquets, and in-room dining; and manage its 30-member team. He will also develop new dining concepts, as well as add his signature touch to the menus at Tempe’s only full-service hotel.
“Chef du Toit has a reputation for being an innovative culinary master,” said Eric Sather, General Manager of Tempe Mission Palms Hotel. “He is upping the culinary ante at Tempe Mission Palms with exciting new ideas and elevated flavors to deliver a sophisticated culinary journey that will surprise and delight guests.”
Chef du Toit honed his culinary skills in some of the world’s most renowned establishments, including Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, the Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City, Hong Kong Hilton, the London NYC Hotel, Indigo Bistro, Wrigley Mansion, and Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria Resort.
During his 33-year career, Chef du Toit has had the chance to not only perfect savory menus, but also become well versed in molecular gastronomy and pastry. He blends cuisines from his global experiences with his Southwestern heritage to create dishes that are uniquely local, surprising and satisfying.
Tempe Mission Palms Hotel is home to two restaurants that deliver Southwest flavors and hospitality. Among them is the award-winning Mission Grille, which serves up an expansive breakfast buffet and unique lunch selections; and the relaxing Harry’s Place Lounge, named after former Tempe Mayor Harry Mitchell, which features the freshest ingredients from local farms and purveyors in delicious entrees and sharable plates.
The hotel also offers Club Culinaire, a frequent diners club that gives reductions on all food and beverages at the hotel, as well as special discounts on room rates.
About Tempe Mission Palms Hotel: Tempe Mission Palms, A Destination Hotel, is a celebrated retreat in the heart of vibrant downtown Tempe. Like all properties in the Destination Hotels collection, Tempe Mission Palms offers authentically-immersed experiences that are true to its place. It is the only full-service hotel in Tempe, Arizona, offering the Mission Grille restaurant, Harry's Place lounge, and 24-hour room service. The hotel is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Tempe, and is within walking distance of more than 100 restaurants, bars and shops in the Mill Avenue District. The serenity of the surrounding desert landscape is reflected in the hotel’s décor and relaxing ambiance, with rooms and suites that enable you to work and rest in a way that suits you best. For more information, visit missionpalms.com or call 480-894-1400.