Hilton Serves Global Challenge To BRAVO's Top Chef D.C. Chef’testants This Wednesday

Chef’testants Face Needs Of A Global Leader In Food And Beverage

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July 06, 2010

MCLEAN, Va. -  Hilton Hotels will don top toque on this week's episode of the No. 1 food show on cable, challenging BRAVO's remaining Top Chef D.C. chef'testants with the needs of a leading global hotel brand that must exceed guest expectations and upholding its legacy of culinary excellence. Beth Scott, Vice President - Restaurant Concepts for Luxury and Full Service Brands, Hilton Worldwide, will enter the Hilton Top Chef Kitchen as a special guest judge to survey this season's talent and determine whose dish is worthy of global recognition.

In the episode, which airs Wednesday, July 7 on Bravo at 9/8c, Hilton enlists the chef'testants creativity for a new dish that will satisfy the needs of its guests on a global scale. The official hotel partner of Bravo's Top Chef D.C., Hilton welcomes guests in more countries than any other upscale hotel brand and knows the needs of today's global travelers - guests who want ‘round the clock accessibility to good food that is healthy, affordable and sophisticated.

"Chef'testants face a dynamic challenge this week. The Hilton brand caters to guests with food & beverage savvy," said Beth Scott, Vice President - Restaurant Concepts, Full Service and Luxury Brands, Hilton Worldwide, said. "Because of that, we must consistently strive to develop menus that are relevant to today's global travelers. And like our savvy guests, we at Hilton consistently expect high culinary standards and innovations from our passionate and talented Hilton chefs."

The iconic Hilton brand's international footprint is responsible for many culinary "firsts," from the invention of the Piña Colada at Caribe Hilton in Puerto Rico, to the American brownie at The Palmer House Hilton in Chicago. Today, Hilton chefs represent countless accolades and the Hilton portfolio includes award-winning restaurants worldwide such as Michelin star rated Galvin At Windows (London Hilton on Park Lane), Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence recipient Spencer's for Steaks and Chops (Hilton Seattle Airport) and AAA four-diamond recognized Bali Steak & Seafood Restaurant (Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa) and Orchids at Palm Court (Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza).

At www.hilton.com/topchef, fans and foodies can enter "The Hilton Culinary Getaway*" sweepstakes for a chance to win a culinary getaway to Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona in Spain. The site also enables visitors to print "Hilton Firsts" recipe cards, view Hilton Signature Chefs cooking and sharing tips and explore a Hilton Culinary Map.

*Terms and Conditions
Begins 12:01am Eastern Standard Time ("EST") on June 16, 2010 and 11:59pm EST on September 15, 2010. No Purchase Necessary. The Hilton Culinary Getaway Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who have reached the age of majority in their State or District of residence and who are Hilton HHonors members at time of entry. Full terms and conditions available at www.hilton.com.

Contacts:
Murphy O'Brien Public Relations (for Hilton Hotels)
Leah Goldstein and Sarah Siler
+ 1 310 453 2539
lgoldstein@murphyobrien.com; ssiler@murphyobrien.com

John Forrest Ales, Hilton Hotels
+ 1 703 883 5212
johnforrest.ales@hilton.com

Brenda Lowry, Bravo and Top Chef D.C.
818-840-3955
brenda.lowry@nbcuni.com

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