Boutique Hotels and Restaurants – Interview with Lee Hillson, Executive Chef of The Royal Palms Hotel in Phoenix

Lee Hillson chef Royal Palms Hotel
Lee Hillson Executive Chef, The Royal Palms Hotel

As part of BLLA’s continued efforts to stay up-to-date with hotel restaurant and food trends, we interviewed Lee Hillson, Executive Chef of T. Cooks at The Royal Palms Hotel in Phoenix, AZ.

Check out the interview here, where he tells us about how his view of the relationship between a hotel and an on-site restaurant, the importance of sustainability and using locally-grown ingredients, and a little known secret about how he knows Gordon Ramsay so well!

Lee, gained notoriety not from just his achievements at the Royal Palms Hotel, but by also being awarded one of the season’s highest scores on Iron Chef!

Having spoken to Lee and also spent time with Ralph Pagano, we continue our series of high-flying chef interviews with Simon Young of the Carlton Tower Hotel in London.  We’ll be posting that on our blog some time very soon.  So watch this space!

Meantime, if the world of hotel food and restaurants is your business, make sure you check out the BLLA’s Food Trends in Boutique and Lifestyle Hotels show on January 14 in San Francisco.

One thought on “Boutique Hotels and Restaurants – Interview with Lee Hillson, Executive Chef of The Royal Palms Hotel in Phoenix

  1. I have a problem with the overall premise of your article but I still think its really informative. I really like your other posts. Keep up the great work. If you can add more video and pictures can be much better. Because they help much clear understanding. 🙂 thanks Philia.

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