Hilton New Orleans Riverside Welcomes Ross Turnbull As Executive Chef

NEW ORLEANS – Hilton New Orleans Riverside announced the appointment of Ross Turnbull as executive chef of the 1,622-room hotel. Located in the heart of New Orleans, Chef Turnbull will be responsible for overseeing all food and beverage outlets as well as banquet and catering for over 130,000 sq. ft. meetings and events space. In his new role, Chef Turnbull will be making contemporary updates to all menus to ensure guests enjoy unforgettable meals while on property.

         “As a classically-trained chef with many years of experience in NOLA, Chef Ross was the ideal candidate to elevate our food and beverage experience,” said Paul Scott, general manager, Hilton New Orleans Riverside. “As we expand our culinary offerings, I know our guests will enjoy trying our menu items infused with local ingredients and flavors.”

         Most recently, Chef Turnbull served as executive chef at Sheraton New Orleans and W New Orleans. He also served as executive chef at St. Regis Princeville Resort in Hawaii, Sheraton Colonial and Westin Waltham in Massachusetts. Holding various culinary positions in destinations like San Francisco, Monarch Beach, Phoenix and Bal Harbour, Turnbull honed the skills that would eventually lead him to New Orleans at Westin Copely Place in Boston as executive sous chef.

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         “Food is comparable to fashion in terms of trend-setting and I am passionate about staying on top of new ingredients, styles and tastes to ensure our guests have a memorable meal,” shared Chef Turnbull. “I look forward to tapping into many local purveyors to provide our guests with fresh and sustainable choices showcasing New Orleans’ melting pot of flavors.”

         Originally from Canada, Chef Ross studied in Switzerland and is trained in French, Japanese, Asian, Italian, and Mediterranean cuisines.


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