St. Regis San Francisco, the city’s premier address for relaxed luxury and timeless elegance, is pleased to announce the appointment of Chef Joseph (Joe) Tiano to the position of executive chef. Chef Tiano joins the team with close to 20 years of culinary experience working with Marriott International. He will oversee all culinary operations for the property, including The Grill, the Lobby Lounge and banquets.
“Chef Joe is exceptionally talented. His passion for culinary arts, creativity and international experience will elevate the hotel’s culinary offerings,” said Jacqueline Volkart, general manager of The St. Regis San Francisco. “We are thrilled to welcome him to our team.”
In his new role, Chef Tiano, a California native, plans to create and introduce seasonal menu items that focus on the freshest, finest California grown ingredients while adding a Mediterranean and Asian flair.
The son of a restaurateur, Chef Tiano’s early life experiences in the kitchen with his family fueled an innate passion for the culinary arts. He graduated from the Scottsdale Culinary Institute and later moved to Italy to participate in the ICIF Italian Culinary Institute for Foreigners master’s program. In 2002, Chef Tiano began his career at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel as a cook and over the years held various culinary positions at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain and The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne. Eventually, he became executive chef at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch. Before joining The St. Regis San Francisco team, Chef Tiano spent a year traveling throughout the United States working at various Marriott International properties as a temporary executive sous chef through the company’s Operations Support Resources (OSR) program.
“Through the OSR program I was able to travel to 11 different properties all over the United States, experience different cultures and culinary influences and styles,” said Chef Tiano. “I didn’t want to stop moving until I was placed on assignment at The St. Regis San Francisco. It was just the perfect team, the perfect property, the perfect city, the perfect place for me to take all that I learned in my travels and incorporate it into the California style of cooking. I feel incredibly honored to be part of this extraordinary team.”
When Chef Tiano is not in the kitchen, he enjoys hiking, running and snowboarding in the winter.
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