Philadelphia, PA - Chef Amy Culverwell has taken the helm at The Bellevue Hotel as the new Executive Chef and its first female head chef. Culverwell will manage culinary operations at XIX (Nineteen) Restaurant, which includes the Cameo Room, Pearl Room, XIX To Go, as well as Lounge; plus the banquet and event experience.
Chef Amy Culverwell to Head XIX Restaurant
Before joining The Bellevue, Chef Amy was the Executive Sous Chef for the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Va. for 14 years. Prior to that, Chef Amy obtained her certificate of chef training from the Washburne Trade School in Chicago and also graduated with a degree in hospitality and tourism management out of the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
“We are thrilled to welcome Chef Amy to our team,” said Kristi Cotten-Morris, the general manager of The Bellevue Hotel. “Amy’s energy and enthusiasm for local, fresh ingredients from around the region are evident, and her role as a culinary leader is vital in contributing to the culinary legacy at The Bellevue Hotel. With 25 years of fine dining and banquet experience, we can’t wait to showcase the creativity, and high caliber of service Chef Amy will bring to our guests, community, meeting planners, and groups.”
Chef Amy looks forward to using regionally sourced ingredients to enhance the creative cuisine at XIX, known for its breathtaking panoramic views high atop the 19th floor of Philadelphia’s lone hotel listed on the National Register of Historic Places.