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Rodney Herwerth was recently hired as the executive chef of The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa.
1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role?
In this new role I am most looking forward to being involved in the rich history of The Brown Palace, which is truly an honor, as well as having the ability to serve our elite clientele.
2. How do you think past experiences have prepared you for this role?
With previous culinary leadership roles in Europe and the Caribbean, my internationally rounded cooking repertoire is sure to serve our guests well.
3. How did you get into the industry?
I started making pizzas in a restaurant when I was 16, then went onto vocational school and found my love for the industry. This love and passion then led me to a culinary degree, from there the rest is history.
4. What are you hoping to achieve in your new role?
To share my wealth of experience with our young culinarians and to reinvigorate a classically operated kitchen, serving the best product we can everyday and time.
5. What do you enjoy most about the industry?
The fast pace of the day-to-day operations as well as the spirited camaraderie and environment, which truly allows for everyone to learn something new daily.