Omni Dallas Hotel Announces New Executive Chef

Award Winning Chef Jason Weaver Returns to Dallas

Sep 28, 2011, 10:45 ET from Omni Hotels & Resorts

DALLAS, Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Omni Dallas Hotel welcomes Chef Jason Weaver back to Dallas as he will serve as the executive chef for the luxury property connected to the Dallas Convention Center, opening 11/11/11.  As the executive chef at the Omni Dallas Hotel, Weaver will oversee all menu creation and culinary execution at Texas Spice, The Owner's Box, the Uptown Terrace, the Lobby Lounge, and Morsels as well as in-room dining, banquets and catering.

Chef Weaver has an extensive background in the hospitality industry and Texas roots.  Dallas residents will remember Chef Weaver from his days as executive chef at the legendary French Room located in the Adolphus Hotel.  Chef Weaver and the renowned restaurant received numerous accolades, including being named as the best hotel restaurant in the country by Zagat in its 2006/2007 survey.

Most recently the executive chef at La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa in Montgomery, TX, Chef Weaver's extensive culinary background in the hospitality industry and acknowledged talent made him a natural choice for the position.  His experience also includes serving as opening executive chef for the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Las Vegas and the Mandarin Oriental in Manhattan as well as stints as the chef of Cafe Sambal at the Mandarin Oriental in Miami and The Grill at the Ritz-Carlton in Dearborn, MI. Before Weaver began his life in the culinary world, he was a United States Marine and served in Desert Shield, Desert Storm and in Somalia for Operation Restore Hope.  Weaver attended Schoolcraft College in Livonia, MI.

Texas Spice will capture the true flavor of Texas with an emphasis on local ingredients and southern style.  Among the largest farm-to-market concepts in the U.S., the restaurant will create flavorful food in a casual atmosphere with rustic interiors featuring repurposed materials such as red brick walls as well as garage door style doors and wood details.  The Owner's Box will be a sport enthusiasts dream for locals and visitors with state-of-the-art features and the latest technology, including a 16-foot big screen television.  The Uptown Terrace is located on the fourth floor of the hotel overlooking downtown Dallas.  The outdoor venue offers comfortable lounge seating, cabanas and a full-service bar and grill.  The Lobby Lounge, conveniently located across from the front desk and adjacent to main entrance, will offer signature cocktails, coffees and light snacks.  Morsels, Omni's signature coffee bar, will be located in the hotel's gift shop, Collections.

For more information regarding the Omni Dallas Hotel, please call 214-744-6664 or visit omnidallashotel.com.  Follow Omni Hotels & Resorts at twitter.com/omnihotels or at twitter.com/omnihotelsPR.

About the Omni Dallas Hotel

Connected to the Dallas Convention Center, the Omni Dallas Hotel offers a luxurious, warm and sophisticated design which reflects the essence of Dallas with a contemporary, reflective glass exterior and native textures, art and other materials enriching the interior.  Upon opening, guests and locals alike will have access to five culinary selections, including the celebrated Bob's Steak & Chop House, The Owner's Box and a farm-to-table restaurant, Texas Spice, for a casual dining experience, as well as retail space, lounges, a signature Mokara Spa, urban pool deck and more.  In-room technology will include flat screen TVs as well as TV monitors embedded within the bathroom mirrors.  The LEED Silver New Construction project includes utilization of recycled materials, irrigation supplied by recycled water, water-saving fixtures, guest room energy management systems and more.  Connected via a skybridge to the Dallas Convention Center, the Omni Dallas Hotel will incorporate over 110,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space.  Included among its 21 meeting rooms are the grand and junior ballrooms, encompassing 32,000 and 15,000 sq. ft. respectively.  The hotel will comfortably accommodate groups of more than 3,300 attendees at any given time.  

For more information about the Omni Dallas Hotel, please visit omnidallashotel.com or call 214-744-6664.

SOURCE Omni Hotels & Resorts



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