Hilton San Diego Bayfront Appoints Jonathan McCann As Executive Chef

European Trained Chef Brings Simplicity Back to Downtown San Diego

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May 20, 2014

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Hilton San Diego Bayfront announced the appointment of Jonathan McCann to the position of executive chef.

Chef McCann's enthusiasm for food began across the pond in his native seaside city of Blackpool, England. His humble approach to culinary is to not to over-complicate the dish, but rather to let the fresh ingredients and true flavors shine. McCann's impressive three decades of five-star hotel experiences include Claridge's, The Berkeley and The Dorchester. He also served as the head chef for the Lord Mayor of the city of London for three years where he cooked for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, foreign royals and dignitaries. His talents have brought him in front of the camera as well, appearing on British Broadcasting Corporation's (BBC TV) Celebrity Master Chef in 2008.

"Along with his many years of experience, Chef Jonathan brings his 'Back to Basics' perspective to Hilton San Diego Bayfront's culinary vision," says J Peter Lynn, general manager. "He lets the food speak for itself. We look forward for our guests to experience the extraordinary talented Chef Jonathan and what is simply the best in local ingredients."McCann received his degree in Culinary Arts from Bournemouth College in the United Kingdom and was the winner of the prestigious British Prix Pierre Taittinger competition. He resides in San Diego with his wife Donna and their two Bengal cats, where he enjoys gardening, riding motorcycles and anything to do with animals.

About Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Hilton San Diego Bayfront, a 30-story, 1,190 room hotel, is located on the edge of the bay in downtown San Diego and situated on 12.79 acres of Bayfront land. The hotel boasts 165,000 square feet of meeting and event space, four restaurants, a 7,300 square foot health club and spa, 3,000 square feet of retail space, a 2,400 square foot business center along with San Diego's first heated saltwater hotel swimming pool and nearly $2 million of commissioned public art. Hilton San Diego Bayfront is adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center and PETCO Park, located at One Park Boulevard, San Diego, 92101. For additional information, please visit: www.hiltonsandiegobayfront.com.

Contact

Samira Maknoon
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
+1 619 270 2628
samira.maknoon@hilton.com

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