VANCOUVER, BC (FEBRUARY 27, 2023) – Fairmont Waterfront and its signature restaurant and bar, ARC, welcome Chef Adam Middleton as Executive Restaurant Chef, overseeing the culinary development of ARC Restaurant + Bar.
Originally hailing from the U.K, Middleton brings 15 years of experience in international restaurant operations where he received firsthand knowledge working in kitchens across Europe and North America during his extensive travels in pursuit of global culinary experiences through cultural immersion; honing his skills in classic British, Italian and French cuisine styles.
Chef Middleton’s experience within the bustling culinary scene in London saw him work at Wolseley Hospitality Group’s grand and iconic Michelin Guide-listed venues Bellanger, The Delaunay, and Colbert, where he spent several years as Head Chef, bringing his culinary ethos of no-frills cooking, focused on bringing fresh and quality ingredients to each of the restaurant venues.
in 2020, Middleton traded his brolly for an umbrella and made the move to the Great North, landing on the west coast, where he joined Nemesis Coffee. Vancouverites familiar with the trendy homegrown café group will have dined on menus curated by Chef Middleton in his two years as Executive Chef and Partner. During his time, he managed three head chefs and 25 cooks across three venues and launched the high-end dinner series 'Word,' a six-course tasting menu that is now a monthly sell-out success.
Now joining Fairmont Waterfront, Middleton will oversee the culinary direction of ARC Restaurant + Bar, where diners can expect new dining experiences such as the launch of an elevated version of the popular ARC After Dark experience in February 2023, which will feature share plates paired with classic Italian Amaro, drawing on Chef Middleton’s expertise in Italian cuisine from his time spent traveling the region.
Middleton also plans to launch new lunch and dinner menus in Spring with a heightened focus on local produce, and the introduction of creative weekly specials using fresh seasonal ingredients from Fairmont Waterfront’s rooftop garden, with further details to be shared in the coming months.
“Chef Adam Middleton brings a wealth of experience that aligns with our culinary and leadership philosophies,” said Culinary & Beverage Director, Mike Pagnacco. “His experience in both upscale restaurants, urban eateries, and cafes make him the perfect fit and we’re thrilled for what’s to come as we move ARC Restaurant forward under his culinary leadership.’’
ARC Restaurant is situated on the waterfront in Coal Harbour, offering an authentic West Coast setting to enjoy simply inspired, handcrafted fare made with locally sourced ingredients, including those grown on the rooftop herb garden and apiary. The uniquely curved glass space offers stunning harbour and mountain views and is the perfect place to take in the vibrancy and energy of downtown Vancouver. Open from morning until late, ARC serves up daily breakfast, lunch, happy hour, and dinner, as well as their signature weekend bottomless brunch.
For further information, please visit www.arcdining.com.
About Fairmont Waterfront
This Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star property is connected to the best of everything the city has to offer and is consistently ranked among top luxury hotels by travel authorities such as Condé Nast (named 2nd Best in Hotel for 2021) and Travel + Leisure (named 4th Best City in Canada for 2021). The hotel’s expansive rooftop garden is home to a honeybee apiary and is thought to be one of the city’s first green roofs. Fresh, handcrafted artisanal cuisine pairs perfectly with a world-class wine list, local craft beers, and expertly mixed cocktails in ARC Restaurant.
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is where the intimate equally coexists with the infinite – an unrivaled portfolio of more than 80 extraordinary hotels where grand moments of life, heartfelt pleasures and personal milestones are celebrated and remembered long after any visit. Since 1907, Fairmont has created magnificent, meaningful and unforgettable hotels, rich with character and deeply connected to the history, culture and community of its destinations – places such as The Plaza in New York City, The Savoy in London, Fairmont San Francisco, Fairmont Banff Springs in Canada, Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai, and Fairmont The Palm in Dubai. Famous for its engaging service, awe-inspiring public spaces, locally inspired cuisine, and iconic bars and lounges, Fairmont also takes great pride in its pioneering approach to hospitality and leadership in sustainability and responsible tourism practices. Fairmont is part of Accor, a world-leading hospitality group consisting of 5,300 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries.
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