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The Hotel at Kirkwood Center Welcomes New Pastry Chef

By September 13, 2013January 8th, 2019No Comments

Wendy Marsh

The Hotel at Kirkwood Center is pleased to announce Wendy Marsh as the new Pastry Chef for both The Hotel and The Class Act Restaurant. The Chicago native graduated from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, as well as the American Institute of Baking, Manhattan, KS. Previously, she was Executive Pastry Chef for Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers; Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa, Ponte Vedra, FL, and Marriott Casa Marina, Key West, FL; Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, NV, a five-star, four-diamond property; Peppermill Hotel Resort, Reno, NV; and Ameristar Casinos at Council Bluffs.

As Pastry Chef, Marsh balances all aspects of the bakery, providing the best fresh quality products executed in a timely, efficient manner with a creative touch. She develops food and menu profiles, trains and inspires staff, and sweetens experiences for all guests.

“I’m honored to be The Hotel’s Pastry Chef,” Marsh said. “I was drawn to Kirkwood because of its outstanding reputation, and most importantly, I was compelled to work for Kirkwood after my interview. Their dedication and passion for Kirkwood and the Hospitality/Culinary industry is truly impressive.”

“We are very pleased to welcome someone of Ms. Marsh’s caliber to The Hotel,” said Lee Belfield, general manager of The Hotel at Kirkwood Center. “Her education and past experience will definitely bring our pastries and wedding cakes to the next level for our customers and our students.”

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