Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Downtown Convention Center Appoints Graham Zimmerman as Executive Chef

USA, Tampa, Florida. February 06, 2019

Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Downtown Convention Center, today announced that Graham Zimmerman has been appointed executive chef of Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Downtown Convention Center's in-house restaurant TASTE. Embassy Suites by Hilton is a global brand of upscale, all-suite hotels from Hilton (NYSE: HLT).

After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America at Hyde Park in 2007, Zimmerman moved to the Napa Valley in 2010, securing the position of executive chef of the Napa Valley Embassy Suites. He was also sous chef for the team at Eiko's Napa when it first opened, and before that, assisted in the launch of Morimoto Napa.

Spearheading the launch of TASTE, Zimmerman will introduce new menu items indicative of the “new American cuisine” movement. The focus is on simple preparations, letting the freshness and vibrant flavors of the region's ingredients shine through. TASTE, which is slated to open in March, will also have a strong emphasis on curated cocktails, serving only the finest spirits and elixirs and “hyper-local” brews.

“We're so happy to welcome Chef Graham to the Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Downtown Convention Center family,” said Jeff Weinthaler, general manager, Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Downtown Convention Center. “With his impressive previous background in the food and beverage industry, his experience will help us with the relaunch of our new restaurant concept.”

Located in the heart of downtown Tampa, Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Downtown Convention Center offers contemporary suites and is ideal for any business or leisure traveler. Guests can experience its two-room suites where travelers are able to spread out, enjoy a free, cooked-to-order breakfast each morning, free Wi-Fi and complimentary drinks and snacks during the evening reception. Additional amenities include outdoor, rooftop pool, Sky Bridge to the Tampa Convention Center and Tampa Riverwalk.

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