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The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge Welcomes Tim Toohey as Executive Chef

Tim Toohey has joined The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge as Executive Chef. With 20 years of culinary experience, Toohey has an extensive background ranging from luxury hotels to global corporate dining.

PRLog - Mar. 14, 2012 - CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Tim Toohey has joined The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge as Executive Chef. With 20 years of culinary experience, Toohey has an extensive background ranging from luxury hotels to global corporate dining. As Executive Chef at The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, Toohey will oversee the hotel’s banquet and pastry kitchens, Gallery Restaurant and culinary operations at The Spa at Ballantyne and The Lodge at Ballantyne, ensuring the highest level of quality and consistency as it relates to food preparation and presentation.

“Tim brings a global perspective and valued expertise to our team, and we look forward to further enhancing our culinary offerings under his leadership,” said Peter Grills, hotel manager, The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge.

Prior to joining The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, Toohey served as Group Executive Chef for UK and Ireland Restaurant Associates (a division of Compass Group) at Bank of America – Merrill Lynch in London. Before that, Toohey worked as an Executive Chef in Charlotte for Bank of America and Microsoft Corporation.

Toohey has held culinary positions all over the world, including Five-Star hotels such as the Hyatt Hotel Canberra and Fairmont Resort in Australia.

Originally from Australia, Toohey received his certificate in professional cookery from the New South Wales Government School. Toohey and his family reside in Huntersville, NC.

About The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge
The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, part of Starwood’s The Luxury Collection, is a Forbes Four-Star and AAA Four-Diamond award-wining hotel located in Charlotte, NC. Featuring 214 elegant guest rooms, The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge also offers a four-bedroom Cottage and a Lodge group retreat with 35 spacious guest rooms. Guests can enjoy meeting and event facilities, spa, fitness, indoor and outdoor pools, golf, Dana Rader Golf School, tennis and dining at Gallery Restaurant. The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge is a two-time winner of the Tiffany Trophy, an annual award presented by The Luxury Collection to the hotel or resort with the highest overall guest satisfaction score in North America. The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge is owned by Bissell. For information and reservations, please contact The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge toll-free at 866-248-4824, or visit http://www.theballantynehotel.com. Like The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge at www.facebook.com/ballantynehotel or follow The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge at www.twitter.com/ballantynehotel.

About The Luxury Collection
The Luxury Collection® is a selection of hotels and resorts offering unique, authentic experiences that evoke lasting, treasured memories. For the global explorer, The Luxury Collection offers a gateway to the world’s most exciting and desirable destinations. Each hotel and resort is a unique and cherished expression of its location; a portal to the destination’s indigenous charms and treasures. Magnificent décor, spectacular settings, impeccable service and the latest modern conveniences combine to provide a uniquely enriching experience. Today, The Luxury Collection is a glittering ensemble of more than 75 of the world’s finest hotels and resorts in more than 30 countries in bustling cities and spectacular destinations around the world. The Luxury Collection includes award-winning hotels that continuously exceed guest expectations by offering unparalleled service, style and class in some of the most desired destinations in the world. All of these hotels, many of them centuries old, are internationally recognized as being among the world’s finest. For more information, please visit www.luxurycollection.com.

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Bissell, located in Charlotte, NC, is a collection of organizations that engage in development of office, medical, flex and hotel product, office leasing and management, hotel management, golf management and instruction, and spa services. For more information, please visit www.bissellcompanies.com.


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Source:Christina Thigpen
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