Alderbrook Resort & Spa Welcomes Josh Delgado as Executive Chef

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Alderbrook Resort & Spa Welcomes Josh Delgado as Executive Chef
Alderbrook launches culinary program with focus on an edible landscape

UNION, Wash., (June 24, 2015) – Premier Northwest destination, Alderbrook Resort & Spa, announces the appointment of Josh Delgado to Executive Chef. Former Executive Chef at Camano Island Inn and Chef de Cuisine at The Barking Frog Restaurant at Willows Lodge, Chef Delgado will showcase his expertise through the innovation of Alderbrook’s culinary and dining program. He will employ simple elegance through fresh, seasonal offerings foraged from the property’s edible landscape and provisioned by local farmers and epicurean suppliers.

“Beginning this summer, guests will see an exciting shift in our culinary program and meal offerings,” said Shaun Tucker, General Manager of Alderbrook Resort & Spa. “For a long time we’ve prepared and served characteristic resort food, and while the classic favorites will still be offered on the menu, Chef Delgado is taking the kitchen in a new direction with his talent for modern American cuisine, paired with the bounty surrounding our resort. We have fresh oysters 100 feet from the kitchen door, mushrooms lining our hiking trails – even maple buds the Chef fried and served to me the other day alongside puréed nettles. Chef Delgado is incredibly talented, and as we rotate the menu out and focus more on fresh sheets, guests are in for quite a new experience.”

A long-time devotee to all things culinary, Chef Delgado was just 16 years-old when he experienced his first taste of life in the Kitchen at a private dining club. Along with his time spent at Camano Island Inn and Willows Lodge’s Barking Frog restaurant honing his chef’s skills, Delgado’s full culinary background includes a multitude of positions via the national catering company, R&G Foods, and The Gallery Restaurant in Tucson, Arizona, where he completed his professional training and apprenticeships. His talents in the Kitchen have not gone unnoticed, and over the years, Delgado has received notable awards and honors from contests such as Best Chefs of America and Bastille Day at DeLille Cellars. He has a heart to foster development of chefs through his culinary program that will continue the innovation of the culinary world and has participated in Fare Start dinners along with other charitable causes.

Along with his vast gastronomic talents and years of experience, Chef Delgado brings with him a unique vision for Alderbrook’s culinary program. Chef Delgado and his team will work on unrolling the elevated culinary program over the coming months to include the fresh sheets and evolved menu items, interactive dining experiences as well as expanded dining and grab-and-go options throughout the property. Approachable by nature, Chef Delgado will make epicurean elegance accessible to all diners by maintaining a physical presence both behind the line in the Kitchen as well as personally engaging with guests at Alderbrook’s culinary outlets.
“My goal for Alderbrook’s culinary program is to progressively showcase the countless ingredients we have right on property and nearby, while also delivering value to guests through hands-on experiences distinctive to our resort,” said Delgado. “Already, one of our most popular newly introduced culinary amenities has been shucking and serving complimentary fresh oysters on the dock on select evenings, plucked right from the water under our feet. The beautiful thing about the Pacific Northwest is that it’s a great melting pot to experiment with food and taste new flavors, and I’m most eager to create an awareness surrounding the rich ingredients found in our backyard.”

For more information on the Restaurant at Alderbrook Resort & Spa, visit http://www.alderbrookresort.com/wine-dine/. To read more about Alderbrook Resort & Spa and its accommodations, visit the Specials & Packages page on AlderbrookResort.com or call (360) 898-2200.

About Alderbrook Resort & Spa:
Alderbrook Resort & Spa evokes the calming spirit of the Hood Canal. Less than two hours west of Seattle, yet a world away from the everyday, the Resort is nestled on the scenic south shore of Hood Canal and is ideal for a getaway or conference retreat. Featuring 77 luxury guest rooms and 16 private one and two-bedroom cottages, Alderbrook Resort & Spa’s thoughtfully appointed amenities include premium linens, soaking tubs, a world-class full-service spa, a waterfront saltwater pool, and a welcoming stone fireplace and library in the lobby, as well as access to over three miles of exclusive guest hiking trails, the 54-foot luxury Lady Alderbrook cruise boat, the Hood Canal Marina and a neighboring PGA-class golf course and clubhouse. Named in the “Top 100 Best in the World” hotels by Condé Nast Traveler in 2014 and ranking number one of 10 of Resorts in the Pacific Northwest by Condé Nast Traveler in 2013, the Resort also houses The Restaurant at Alderbrook, which specializes in the region’s best local seafood and world-class wines. For more information, please visit www.alderbrookresort.com.

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