FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Paul Loisel, Communications Manager
The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans
921 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70112
Direct: (504) 670-2817 and Cell: (504) 913-4114
NEW ORLEANS, La. - April 18, 2013 - Chef Frank Gray has been appointed Chef de Cuisine of M bistro at The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans. Since opening in January of 2010, M bistro has garnered critical acclaim, even appearing in the January 2011 issue of Travel + Leisure as one of the top four farm-to-table hotel restaurants in the United States.
Gray joins the hotel from The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grand Lakes where he has held the position of restaurant chef for the award-winning Vineyard Grill since 2008. Prior to his time in Orlando, Gray held other culinary positions at The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach and The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner where he worked with James Beard Award winning Chef Fabio Trabocchi.
Gray describes his style of cooking as regional American cuisine with French influence. "I like to cook in the style of wherever I am. I look forward to developing my Creole style of cooking and creating cuisine that both locals and visitors will enjoy. I want to make M bistro a force to be reckoned with in the New Orleans culinary scene." He enjoys working with local ingredients and looks forward to being able to create dishes with Louisiana seafood. "I am looking forward to meeting local farmers and providers to ensure that M bistro has the freshest local ingredients."
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 82 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award which recognizes outstanding customer service. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333, or visit the company website at http://www.ritzcarlton.com/. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR)