Crossroads Hotel Appoints Aaron Wells-Morgan as New Executive Chef
Crossroads Hotel, Kansas City's hub for art, culture and cuisine, welcomes Chef Aaron Wells-Morgan as its new Executive Chef. Wells-Morgan's modern philosophy of the culinary arts coupled with his desire to nourish his community will provide guests of Crossroads Hotel with vibrant, flavorful dishes that accent the hotel's food and beverage concepts to deliver memorable culinary experiences. To begin his tenure at Crossroads Hotel, Wells-Morgan redesigned the dinner menu at the property's classic Italian restaurant concept, Lazia, taking traditional Italian cuisine and marrying it with Midwest influences, giving a new meaning to tradition.
A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America - New York, Chef Wells-Morgan brings over 20 years of hands-on experience to the role alongside a world of knowledge that encompasses a variety of cuisines and technical skills. In addition to being trained by Michelin-starred chefs, Wells-Morgan has held Executive Chef positions at some of the nation's finest dining establishments including Market at Meadowbrook, Les Bourgeois Bistro and Winery, Grand Street Dining and the award-winning Verbena.
"I am stoked to be in a kitchen where I am able to embrace the flavors I grew up loving and spin them in my own way," Chef Aaron Wells-Morgan says. "Missouri taught me how to nourish those that I love and culinary school taught me the skills I needed to be successful doing so. With each menu, I plan to do exactly that and make everyone feel at home when dining at Lazia and XR or unwinding at Percheron."