(El Paso, TX) August 25, 2021 Hotel Paso Del Norte, Autograph Collection is thrilled to announce the appointment of Chef Jason Brumfiel as Executive Chef. Chef Jason brings with him a wealth of culinary knowledge and management experience, having worked under many influential chefs and in such positions as Executive Chef and Chef de Cuisine at numerous restaurants across the country. He also has experience cooking for presidents, pro-athletes, actors, and even a queen.
Before joining Hotel Paso Del Norte, he was Executive Chef at The Boathouse Restaurant, an upscale dining experience in Florida where he was responsible for all food preparation and management of staff.
Chef Jason will be overseeing all of the dining located at the hotel, which includes 1700 Steakhouse, a fine-dining experience with West Texas flare; The Dome Bar, offering light bites and cocktails situated under a Tiffany-style, stained-glass dome; Sabor, a Southwest-inspired restaurant; El Mirador, a rooftop bar featuring small bites and cocktails; and Dulce, a bakery cafe featuring freshly baked goods and house-made gelato.
Brumfiel's culinary roots started in Indiana where his dad was in the mom-and-pop restaurant industry, but it was in New Orleans where he fell in love with food. He was drawn to the southern food and the rich culture that New Orleans had to offer. He started his career washing dishes and continued to work his way up the culinary ladder.
Cooking in the United Kingdom expanded Chef Jason's perception of food. He found that dishes he was used to making in America weren't as popular amongst Europeans and vice versa. This led to his deep understanding to look to the local cuisine for inspiration. When speaking about learning from locals, Chef Jason mentions, "You realize that every state tends to have some treasures that you werent aware of."
In continuation of his appreciation for local cuisine, he plans to incorporate local influences to the menu at Sabor; such as including a new pozole dish. Chef Jason plans on having a pozole cookoff amongst the hotel's culinary team members where the winning dish will be added to the menu. He also plans to purchase ingredients from local farmers and ranchers such as Eagle Mountain Farmhouse Cheese located in Lipan, Texas outside of Dallas.
In addition to new menu items, Chef Jason has many exciting plans in the works such as opening a rooftop garden, a chef's table for patrons, and developing the outdoor patio area.
Chef Jason has had his eyes on Texas for the past 10 years looking to move to cities such as Fort Worth and Austin, but it was El Paso that sealed the deal. When asked about his thoughts on El Paso, Chef Jason mentioned that it was the people that really sold him. He said that he has felt so welcomed and voiced his excitement to work with Chef Mike at 1700 Steakhouse whose enthusiasm makes him young again and challenges him to be a little more and a little better.
Chef Jason is bringing his family to El Paso including his wife and four children, two of whom will be headed to College in September. The other two will be entering 10th and 11th grades. When he is not in a restaurant cooking, Chef enjoys hiking with his family, ice skating with his daughters, and creating things in the kitchen at home.
Come get to know Chef Jason Brumfiel on August 25th when he will be cooking for the Downtown Management District Food Tour from 6 9 p.m. He will be preparing fried pork belly chicharrn over sweet corn grits served with habanero peach barbeque sauce. Tickets to the event are sold out but this dish will be open to the public to try for a price of $8.
To ensure the utmost amenities in safe dining and travel, Hotel Paso del Norte is among the world's first hotels to open with a virus-killing air filtration system throughout the property. Its state-of-the-art Plasma Air system has been shown to kill 99% of bacteriophage in the air after 10 minutes of use. Common areas, bars, restaurants, hallways, ballrooms, meeting rooms, spa and fitness rooms, and all guest rooms utilize the filtration system.
About Hotel Paso del Norte
Built by acclaimed Trost Trost Architects in 1912, Hotel Paso del Norte is debuting a multi-million-dollar renovation. Here, every guest feels the soul of El Paso through luxurious amenities, culinary offerings, and refined service. Three restaurants, 351 beautifully appointed guest rooms, and 33,000 square feet of meeting and event space welcome locals and visitors with timeless elegance. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Hotel Paso del Norte has preserved more than a century of architectural treasures including the restored bronze statue of Mexican General Pancho Villa and U. S General John J. Perching; the 25-foot Tiffany-style, stained glass dome ceiling; and the revered 10th floor overlook where people would gather to safely watch the escapades of Pancho Villa during the Mexican Revolution.
About Autograph Collection Hotels
Autograph Collection Hotels advocates for the original, championing the individuality of each of its over 180 independent hotels located in the most desirable destinations across more than 30 countries and territories. Each is a product of passion and a personal realization of its individual founders vision, making each hotel singular and special: Exactly Like Nothing Else. Hand-selected for their inherent craft and distinct perspectives on design and hospitality, Autograph Collection hotels offer rich immersive moments that leave a lasting imprint. For more information, please visit www.autographhotels.com, and explore our social media channels on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook or follow along to be inspired by immersive moments that are #ExactlyLikeNothingElse. Autograph Collection Hotels is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the new name of Marriotts travel program replacing Marriott Rewards, The Ritz- Carlton Rewards, and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG). The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including earning points toward free hotel stays and nights toward Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.marriott.com.
About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 7,300 properties under 30 leading brands spanning 134 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company offers Marriott Bonvoy, its highly-awarded travel program with 141 million members globally. For more information, please visit our website atwww.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visitwww.marriottnewscenter.com. In addition, connect with us onFacebookand @MarriottIntl onTwitterandInstagram.
About Marriott Bonvoy
Marriott Bonvoy is the new travel program replacing Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) launched in February 2019. Comprised of a portfolio of 30 hotel brands and home rental offering Homes Villas by Marriott International, members can earn and redeem points for stays and accelerate the points they earn with co-branded credit cards from Chase and American Express. The program offers 120,000 exclusive member experiences and destination tours and adventures on Marriott Bonvoy Moments. When members book direct on Marriott.com they receive perks including free and enhanced Wi-Fi and exclusive member-only rates, and on the Marriott app they enjoy mobile check-in and checkout, Mobile Requests and, wherever available, Mobile Key. To enroll for free or for more information about Marriott Bonvoy, visit MarriottBonvoy.com. To download the Marriott app, go here. Travelers can also connect with Marriott Bonvoy on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Greenwood Hospitality Management
Greenwood Hospitality Group strives to be the industry leader among hotel investment and management companies by delivering extraordinary service and superior returns to their investors and hotel owners. Greenwood provides acquisition, repositioning, and management services for full-service upscale hotels. The firm was launched by hospitality industry veterans Tom Conran, Aik Hong Tan, and Bill Kohl. Now in its 10th year, Greenwood is consistently recognized for its partnership and industry excellence. Sustained success has been achieved through the application of resources and individual attention each client receives. As an independent, closely-held company client and employee/ambassador interests drive each of Greenwoods strategic decisions.