Michael Grande has been named executive chef at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle, the city’s only Forbes Five-Star property. In this new role, Grande will direct all culinary at the downtown hotel, including catering at the property’s 10,570 square feet of event space, in-room dining for the 147 guest rooms and suites, helming day-to-day operations at signature restaurant Goldfinch Tavern and overseeing seasonal pop-up restaurant and private cabana dining at the outdoor infinity-edge pool.
New to the Pacific Northwest, Grande most recently was the executive chef for Hyatt Regency Sacramento, where he was voted Best Chef by “Sacramento Magazine” three times and won Best Burger in the Sacramento Burger Battle.
“I’m excited to bring my experiences from living around the country creating farm-to-table dishes to Seattle and apply them to the great products of the Pacific Northwest,” says Grande. “Our guests can expect high-quality ingredients prepared in a thoughtful manner that highlights the greatness of this region.”