Hilton McLean Tysons Corner härth Welcomes Executive Chef Luc A. Dendievel

Accomplished Chef to Head Restaurant’s Culinary Team

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June 04, 2014

MCLEAN, Va. - härth at Hilton McLean Tysons Corner has appointed Executive Chef Luc A. Dendievel to continue the restaurant's three year tradition of excellent farm-to-table cuisine. He joins härth's culinary team after spending the last four years as executive chef at the historic Willard Intercontinental Hotel in Washington, DC.

A native of Belgium, Chef Dendievel began his 20-year culinary career at the Ecole Hôtelière de Libramont, where he studied French culinary arts, plated dessert and enology. In 1991, he moved to Washington, DC for the first time to serve as chef de cuisine for the Delegation of the European Union. During this time, he entertained for the EU Ambassador and dignitaries including former presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

In 1993, Chef Dendievel accepted the position of executive sous chef at the beloved late restaurant, Citronelle. For two years, he trained under world-renowned Chef Michel Richard before relocating to New York City to open Le Zoo in 1995 and later Waterloo in 1997. The critically-acclaimed Belgian brasserie, Waterloo, was among New York Magazine's top 10 new restaurants in New York City in 1998.

Prior to returning to Washington, DC, Chef Dendievel opened Restaurant 55 Degrees in Sacramento, CA. As executive chef and partner, he successfully managed business operations and staff training, resulting in a number of accolades including "Best New Restaurant of Sacramento" in 2006 and "Best Chef" in 2006 and 2008, according to Sacramento Magazine.
Most recently, Chef Dendievel managed food & beverage operations at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel and its critically-acclaimed French bistro, Café du Parc. As executive chef, he worked under three-star Michelin chef consultant, Antoine Westermann.

"I am overjoyed to be working for an all-around exceptional restaurant with a group of extraordinary culinary talents," said Chef Dendievel. "I look forward to enhancing the härth experience while maintaining the unique elements that have made it such a special gathering place."

härth is located at 7920 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, Virginia. For more information, call (703) 847-5000, visit härth online at www.harthrestaurant.com or contact Julia Hobbes at julia@lindarothpr.com.

Hilton McLean Tysons Corner is located in the Northern Virginia Technology corridor close to many major corporate headquarters and is only 11 miles from Washington, DC, 14 miles to Ronald Reagan National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport and jsut minutes to the Metrorail. Guests can enjoy easy access to major highways, businesses, historic sites and downtown Washington, DC. Visitors to the hotel can also experience world-class shopping malls and restaurants just a short walk or complimentary shuttle away.

Media can access additional information about Hilton McLean Tyson Corner at http://news.hilton.com/mclean.

Julia Hobbes
For härth at Hilton McLean Tysons
+1 703 417 2709

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