Dan Grunbeck Appointed Executive Chef for Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs
Dan Grunbeck has been appointed executive chef of the celebrated bar and culinary concepts within the Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs: 4 Saints, Juniper Table, High Bar and Window Bar.
Grunbeck comes to Palm Springs from The Lodge and Spa at Brush Creek Ranch in Wyoming. During his three-year tenure as executive chef, the luxury ranch resort was consistently ranked as one of the best resorts in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards and Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards, claiming the No. 1 spot in 2019 and 2017, respectively. As executive chef, Grunbeck increased profitability by 30 percent, oversaw the Akaushi Cattle Program and led five-star culinary experiences from multi-course dinners under the stars to rustic cowboy cookouts.
Other high-profile hotels and restaurants where Grunbeck has worked throughout his 15-plus-year career include Kimball's Kitchen and Life Saving Station at Sanderling Resort & Spa in Duck, N.C.; the Belfair, a private residential golf club in Bluffton, S.C.; and The Little Nell in Aspen, Colo.
"We are thrilled to welcome Chef Dan Grunbeck to 4 Saints and Juniper Table," said Director of Food & Beverage Matthew Ross. "With years of proven success in like positions, Dan has the creativity and talent to make our third year of service the most successful yet."
In his new role, Grunbeck is putting his touch on the menus at Juniper Table and 4 Saints. His immediate focus is revamping 4 Saints' weekend brunch, which launched last fall, with beefy, umami-laden additions like a prime flat iron beef steak with truffle fries, wagyu patty and brisket hash. Marrying his French-Italian cooking style with his love of fresh, locally sourced ingredients, Grunbeck aims to elevate desert dining through memorable culinary moments infused with a strong sense of place.