Chef Wade joins The Lodge at Vail with more than 20 years of professional culinary experience. A California wine country native, Paul has held a national reputation for his creative, unpretentious approach to Americana style cuisine. Beginning his culinary career with a seven-year apprenticeship in Northern California, Paul has worked alongside some of the most celebrated chefs in wine country. At 25, Paul became the head chef at Chanterelle Restaurant in Napa, Calif. where he developed his strong passion for sustainable, farm-to-table cuisine. After three years there, Wade joined the Four Seasons Wailea in Maui, Hawaii, where he was voted one of the Top 10 chefs in Hawaii and received both a Mobil Travel Guide Five Star and Zagat ratings.
After leaving Hawaii, Chef Wade spent 12 years in the Colorado culinary scene at the notable Park Hyatt in Beaver Creek, The Peaks and Golden Door Spa in Telluride and The Little Nell in Aspen. In Aspen, he was the founding chef of Montagna Restaurant and was executive chef for all of Aspen Mountain’s culinary operations.
“It is my pleasure to welcome Chef Paul to The Lodge at Vail team,” said Stephan Nicolas, the general manager of The Lodge at Vail. “His farm-to-table style and impressive experience make him a wonderful addition to our award-winning restaurants.”
The Lodge at Vail, A RockResort renowned for relaxed luxury and impeccable personal service, is situated in Vail Village where guests enjoy shopping by day and renowned nightlife after dusk. Featuring mountain and village views, The Lodge’s 165 rooms and suites are reminiscent of a fine European chalet with accents of mahogany and marble. The intimate alpine resort offers two exceptional restaurants including The Wildflower, as well as a live entertainment bar. The Lodge is home to an 11,227-square-foot RockResorts Spa?.
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RockResorts®, a wholly owned subsidiary of Vail Resorts, owns and operates luxury resorts that offer casually elegant accommodations, lavish RockResorts Spas®, renowned golf courses all certified within the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary program, award-winning dining and a variety of exciting outdoor adventures. The RockResorts collection includes One Ski Hill Place in Breckenridge, Colo.; The Arrabelle at Vail Square and The Lodge at Vail in Vail, Colo.; Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Colo.; The Osprey at Beaver Creek and The Pines Lodge in Beaver Creek, Colo.; La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa in Santa Fe, N.M.; Snake River Lodge & Spa™ in Jackson Hole, Wyo.; and The Landings St. Lucia, Rodney Bay, St. Lucia. RockResorts grand openings include: Tempo Miami in Miami, Fla. (2010); Balcones del Atlántico, Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic (2010); and future RockResorts include: The Mansfield Inn at Stowe in Stowe, Vt., Rum Cay Resort Marina, The Bahamas; and the Third Turtle Club & Spa, Turks and Caicos.