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Ambassador Hotel Announces Hire of Chef Jason Gorman as Culinary Director

Milwaukee’s historic hotel reveals appointment of local talent from Art Museum

By - Mar 16th, 2017 09:59 am
Jason Gorman. Photo courtesy of the Ambassador Hotel.

Jason Gorman. Photo courtesy of the Ambassador Hotel.

MILWAUKEE (March 16, 2017) –Ambassador Hotel announced today the hire of their new Culinary Director, Chef Jason Gorman. Chef Jason comes to the Ambassador most recently from The Milwaukee Art Museum, where he was Executive Chef since 2015.

Chef Jason’s resume boasts numerous other influential establishments where he served as executive chef, including The Iron Horse Hotel, Mangia Wine Bar (Kenosha) and Dream Dance Restaurant at Potowatomi Hotel & Casino.

“We are ecstatic to have Chef Jason bring his award-winning talents to our hotel,” said Rick Wiegand, Owner of Ambassador Hotel. “He’s at the forefront of regional cooking in Wisconsin, and we are looking forward to unveiling more exciting changes for Envoy in the weeks ahead.”

Under Chef Jason’s direction, Dream Dance Steak was honored with the AAA Four Diamond Award each year from 2005 to 2011. In 2006, Chef Jason received Santé Magazine’s “Most Innovative Cuisine Award” for the entire region. Chef Jason has also been nominated by the James Beard Foundation as a semi-finalist for, “Best Chef: Midwest.”

“I could not be more excited to lead the food and beverage programs at one of Milwaukee’s most iconic hotels,” said Chef Jason. “My passion for bold, flavorful food makes for a great partnership with this historic destination.”

He added, “As a chef, it’s easy to be inspired by the physical location of the Ambassador; from the minute I walked through those art-deco doors, I was completely enamored and motivated to craft the new vision.”

About The Ambassador Hotel

A shining example of true Art Deco style, the Ambassador Hotel provides an urban oasis near the heart of downtown Milwaukee. Guests experience a remarkable blend of modern amenities and 1920’s Art Deco design. From the original marble floors and bronze elevator doors to the ornate plasterwork, every detail of the Ambassador Hotel is a testament to the bold beauty of Art Deco and the history of the Near West Side of Milwaukee.

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