Will Foden Named Chef de Cuisine of Visconti Ristorante at the Hotel Granduca Austin
Hotel Granduca Austin continues to build a consummate culinary team with the hire of skilled Chef de Cuisine Will Foden. Foden will be working under the hotel’s renowned executive chef, Tom Parlo. The hotel will open in the Westlake area of Austin mid-October.
Under Chef Parlo’s direction, Chef Foden will be in charge of Hotel Granduca Austin’s signature northern Italian restaurant, Visconti Ristorante & Bar.
“Hotel Granduca Austin is committed to providing an extraordinary and creative dining experience,” said Joseph Violi, general manager of the hotel. “We are thrilled that Will is joining us in this venture; he will be an asset to the hotel and Visconti Ristorante & Bar.”
Foden joins Hotel Granduca Austin with extensive culinary expertise. Most recently Foden, a graduate from the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park in New York, worked as executive chef at Garbo’s in Austin where he designed and executed the Garbo’s menu. Prior to that, Foden worked on the East Coast and served as executive chef at 83 ½ Restaurant in New York, BiNA Osteria & Alimentari, and Restaurant Dante in Boston. During his tenure at Restaurant Dante, it was named “Best Italian Restaurant in Boston” by Boston Magazine. In 2009, Foden was nominated by Starchefs.com for the Rising Star Chefs of Boston. Foden has spent time in Cortona, Italy, at the Michelin-starred, Relais & Châteaux Restaurant and Winery, Il Falconiere, where he immersed himself in regional Tuscan cuisine.
ABOUT GRANDUCA AUSTIN
Granduca Austin is the newest member of Granduca Hotels, a Houston-based hospitality group. A joint venture between The Interfin Companies, LP and Riverside Resources of Austin, the luxurious 9-story hotel will sit atop a breathtaking hill on Bee Cave Road and Loop 360 in Westlake, just a short ride from downtown. Granduca Austin broke ground in April 2014 and will open October 2015.