“Ronnie is an amazing chef, with valuable experience in the resort industry—we’re honored to have on board,” says John Curnow, general manager of The Westin Snowmass Resort.
At Red Salt, Sanchez received a great deal of recognition for his spin on traditional Hawaiian dishes—no small feat for a New Mexico native. Each year HONOLULU Magazine readers vote for their favorite restaurants, awarding the winners with a Hale Aina Award. In 2010, Chef Sanchez won the coveted award for his culinary prowess at Red Salt.
“I’m really excited to trade my surfboard for skis and a mountain bike and be a part of the exciting new Westin Resort in Snowmass,” states Sanchez.
Sanchez joins Jami Flatt, Chef de Cuisine of the Snowmass Kitchen, a new 237-seat restaurant in the Westin Snowmass offering all-day dining with unparalleled ski-in/ski-out access. In addition, Sanchez will oversee The Bar at Wildwood, the Wildwood Canteen and all food & beverage operations in the Westin Snowmass Conference Center.
The Bar at Wildwood will cater to hotel guests as well as local clientele with an eclectic menu and accessible specials. The retro-hip décor will incorporate prominent New Belgium imagery to highlight a broad selection of craft beers. The Wildwood Canteen, located in the Wildwood Snowmass hotel adjacent to the Westin, will serve breakfast and seat 90 patrons in a fun, relaxed environment.
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