Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Downtown Convention Center Appoints Graham Zimmerman as Executive Chef
Experienced Napa Valley chef will lead food and beverage offerings
TAMPA, Fla. - Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Downtown Convention Center, today announced that Graham Zimmerman has been appointed executive chef of Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Downtown Convention Center’s in-house restaurant TASTE. Embassy Suites by Hilton is a global brand of upscale, all-suite hotels from Hilton (NYSE: HLT).
After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America at Hyde Park in 2007, Zimmerman moved to the Napa Valley in 2010, securing the position of executive chef of the Napa Valley Embassy Suites. He was also sous chef for the team at Eiko’s Napa when it first opened, and before that, assisted in the launch of Morimoto Napa.
Spearheading the launch of TASTE, Zimmerman will introduce new menu items indicative of the “new American cuisine” movement. The focus is on simple preparations, letting the freshness and vibrant flavors of the region’s ingredients shine through. TASTE, which is slated to open in March, will also have a strong emphasis on curated cocktails, serving only the finest spirits and elixirs and “hyper-local” brews.
“We’re so happy to welcome Chef Graham to the Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Downtown Convention Center family,” said Jeff Weinthaler, general manager, Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Downtown Convention Center. “With his impressive previous background in the food and beverage industry, his experience will help us with the relaunch of our new restaurant concept.”
Located in the heart of downtown Tampa, Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Downtown Convention Center offers contemporary suites and is ideal for any business or leisure traveler. Guests can experience its two-room suites where travelers are able to spread out, enjoy a free, cooked-to-order breakfast each morning, free Wi-Fi and complimentary drinks and snacks during the evening reception. Additional amenities include outdoor, rooftop pool, Sky Bridge to the Tampa Convention Center and Tampa Riverwalk.
For reservations, visit Embassy Suites by Hilton Downtown Tampa Convention Center or call +1 813 769 8300.
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Embassy Suites by Hilton, one of Hilton’s 17 market-leading brands, is dedicated to delivering what matters most to travelers. The full-service, upscale brand offers two-room suites, free made-to-order breakfast and a nightly two-hour reception with complimentary drinks and snacks. Both leisure and business travelers looking for a relaxed, yet sophisticated experience will feel right at home with brand-standard amenities like inviting atriums and complimentary 24-hour business and fitness centers. Embassy Suites by Hilton has 252 hotels with 45 in the pipeline. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard WiFi, and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app. For more information, visit www.embassysuites.com or newsroom.hilton.com/embassysuites, and connect with Embassy Suites by Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.Download Article Photos