Austin’s hotel boom is continuing apace and this includes Fairmont Austin, which boasts of five new restaurants and bars to Red River sometime in September. Focuses teased for those new eateries include Italian, Asian, and cured meats spots, as well as a steakhouse.
The Fairmont just hired its Austin culinary team, beginning with David Garcelon as executive director of food and beverage. Andre Natera joins as the executive chef, with Atticus Garant as the executive sous chef.
Garcelon previously worked at the Waldorf Astoria as its culinary director, Fairmonts in Toronto and Alberta, Canada. He was also part of the first team of the American Chef Corps in 2012. Dallas chef Natera worked Fairmont Dallas’ Pyramid Restaurant and Bar, and then Marquee Grill and (now-closed) Village Kitchen and Toko V. Right before the new Fairmont gig, he oversaw Omni Barton Creek Resort and Spa in Austin. Garant’s Vancouver work history includes Daniel Boulud’s DB Bistro Moderne (which closed in 2011), Fairmont Pacific Rim (where he oversaw the charcuterie program), as well as Fairmont Chicago’s gastropub Columbus Tap.
The hotel is now hiring for all staff, including chefs and bar managers.
- Fairmont Austin [Official]