SCOTTSDALE, AZ - Charles Wiley, the acclaimed chef at Hotel Valley Ho will be steaming, stirring and mixing things up in New York with his fourth appearance at the famed James Beard House, May 24. Those tasting and drinking Wiley's creations include editors from CN Traveler, Departures, Travel + Leisure, Gourmet, Food Network and Food & Wine.
"It's an honor for any chef to cook at the James Beard House," said Charles Wiley, "And it's such a wonderful compliment to receive the interest and recognition from this year's list of press attending."
Charles Wiley enjoys a career that spans more than 30 years. During this time, Wiley has earned national acclaim for his innovative cuisine and natural presentations. His signature cooking style takes advantage of local, seasonal ingredients and time honored flavor marriages; dishes which tend to be light, yet intensely flavored and robust.
At the Beard House, the seasoned chef will prepare pan-seared spotted skate, copper river salmon and roasted elysian fields of lamb, just to name a few. Charles Wiley came to the reinvented Hotel Valley Ho, where he oversees the menus of the chic restaurant, ZuZu, which offers modern interpretations of American comfort food and the legendary Trader Vic's, where he infused Polynesian cuisine with modern flair. In this same capacity, he will now orchestrate cuisine direction for all present and future Westroc properties. Wiley has received numerous culinary honors. The James Beard Foundation recognized him as one of "America's Best Hotel Chefs," and continues to invite him back to cook at The James Beard House. In 1998, he was invited to prepare the entree for The James Beard Journalism Awards Dinner. In addition, Wiley was inducted into the Scottsdale Hall of Fame as Chef Honoree in 2000 and was named one of "The Ten Best New Chefs in America" by Food & Wine Magazine.
About Hotel Valley Ho:
Hotel Valley Ho is the legendary hip hotel in Scottsdale celebrating its 50th year in business. Reopened in December 2005, following an $80 million renovation, this 194 room urban resort + spa blends the old with the new: classic mid-century modern architecture and modern conveniences like complimentary wireless Internet access throughout, flat screen televisions, a state-of-the-art exercise facility, the VH (Vitality + Health) Spa, Cafe Zuzu, and the legendary Trader Vic's. Long known for its connection to Hollywood glamour, the Hotel Valley Ho has been a resting stop for Bing Crosby, Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood, Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis, Jaime Foxx, Jane Seymour and countless weekday road warriors and weekend visitors. With the recent completion of the Hotel Valley Ho Residential Tower, you can now call the Valley Ho 'home.' The seven story tower offers spectacular city and mountain views from two-story lofts, one- and two- bedroom condominiums, and exclusive penthouses.
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