WORCESTER, Mass., May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Beechwood Hotel has announced the appointment of Laurant Olivier as its new banquet chef for meetings and events. Olivier holds a degree from The Culinary Institute of Normandy in France and has extensive experience in Europe and New England. Olivier's past experience brings a worldly and classical take to the Beechwood's menu for functions held in the hotel's versatile event space in Worcester MA.
"Food can be an important deciding factor when potential clients choose venues for weddings or other special events," said general manager of the Beechwood Hotel, Mark Waxler. He continued, "We are fortunate to have Laurant Olivier's culinary expertise and experience at the Beechwood Hotel to guarantee the highest quality meals for guests at our events."
After receiving his degree from The Culinary Institute of Normandy, Olivier traveled to London and had the opportunity to work in some of the finest hotels and eateries in Europe. Early in his career, he gained experience from the Hunt Kendall Ham Polo Club, The Bleeding Heart, and Churchill Air Intercontinental. He moved to New England and put his talents to work in Connecticut where The Still River Cafe's owner took notice and hired him as chef de cuisine. With Olivier's leadership, the restaurant received numerous accolades including the highest recommendation from the New York Times. Prior to becoming banquet chef at the Beechwood Hotel, Olivier most recently worked as executive sous chef at Le Relais Des Iles in Normandy, France. In his new role at the Beechwood Hotel, Olivier oversees and prepares meals for corporate meetings, events, and weddings in MA that are booked with the hotel's vibrant banquet menu.
About the Beechwood Hotel:
The Beechwood Hotel offers luxury boutique hotel lodging in its refined property located within Biomedical Park in Worcester, MA, 40 miles west of Boston. The hotel offers executive rooms and suites with amenities including complimentary continental breakfast, room service, free WIFI throughout the hotel, flat-screen TVs, 24-hour business center, and fitness center. The versatile event space hosts weddings, corporate meetings, and social events featuring its own banquet chef. The hotel's quiet and tranquil campus-like setting is centrally located in Worcester, located near museums, parks, and other attractions. With beautiful interior and exterior space and award-winning Ceres Bistro, the Beechwood Hotel is Worcester's only four-star luxury boutique hotel.
SOURCE Beechwood Hotel