Colony South Hotel and Conference Center Chooses Chef Guillermo Valencia to Be Its Executive Chef
CLINTON, Md.,?March 27, 2014?/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Colony South Hotel and Conference Center is pleased to announce that Chef?Guillermo Valencia?will be taking the reins as its new executive chef. “Colony South is excited to have Chef Valencia and his 27 years of culinary expertise helming our banquets and our Wayfarer restaurant,” said?Michelle Jones, director of sales and marketing at Colony South Hotel and Conference Center. “Chef Valencia’s dedication, vision and hard work are valuable and will fit well into Colony South’s promise to offer our guests the best in fine dining.”
Chef?Guillermo Valencia?hails from?Barcelona, Spain, and brings to Colony South Hotel and Conference Center 27 years of excellent culinary prowess. Chef Valencia started his culinary journey at age 15, helping a small Spanish bar run its catering business, and from there his interest in culinary delights began to grow. At 18, he was accepted into the few select institutes of hotel management in?Spain?and Isla Margarita Venezuela. From there, his culinary flight began to take off.
Chef Valencia has taken part in judging food competitions for hotels and country clubs, participated in the Chef Table Competition, apprenticed at places such as Salvador Dali Castle and the U.S. Embassy of?London, and traveled extensively through the U.S., Central and?South America, and?Europe?in order to sharpen his culinary skills and learn more about international cuisines from the different regions. He is also the author of “The History of Fine Dining and Modern Cuisine: Fearless Cooking from?My Kitchen?to Yours.” The book is a compilation of Chef Valencia’s favorite recipes from his popular cooking classes.
“We are so excited to have an international chef such as Chef Valencia here with us at Colony South. His philosophy of simple, fresh, elegant and affordable is right in line with what we believe cuisine should be here at Colony South,” said?Fernando Mayol, general manager of Colony South Hotel and Conference Center.
If you would like more information about Chef?Guillermo Valencia?and his creations, please visit?http://chefvalencia.com/. If you would like more information about Colony South, please visit?http://www.colonysouth.com/.
Colony South Hotel and Conference Center, located in the shadow of our nation’s capital, has been offering an unmatched blend of traditional elegance and modern comforts for 25 years. Recently renovated, yet retaining its traditional colonial style, this?Maryland?hotel lodging offers a home-away-from-home experience complete with amenities such as a full-size indoor pool, state-of-the art fitness center, sauna, business center, banquet halls, dry cleaning service, smoke-free rooms and much more.