Hotel del Coronado named Stefan Peroutka as executive chef of San Diego’s iconic beachfront resort.
In his new role, Peroutka will oversee the resort’s wide range of culinary operations, which span from signature fine-dining restaurant 1500 OCEAN, the storied Babcock & Story Bar, and the opulent Crown Room Sunday Brunch, to the modern ENO Pizzeria & Wine Bar and casual Sun Deck Bar & Grill, to name a few.
Peroutka will not only manage operations for multiple dining experiences, but also a culinary staff in the hundreds, banquet and catering events, food and wine purchasing, dining presentation and service, and more.
“With his classical European training, chef brings a global acumen and contemporary luxury to every aspect of The Del,” said Harold Rapoza, Jr., general manager. "We are delighted for guests to see those finer details from room service to banquet presentations."
Before heading seaside, Peroutka served as the executive banquet chef of The Venetian and The Palazzo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, after earning his chops as executive sous chef of Michelin-starred Aureole restaurant at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.
Peroutka’s career has taken him all over the world, from the Five-Star Relais & Chateau restaurant Erna’s Elderberry House in California to the renowned Aquarello restaurant in Germany.
“I feel fortunate to be leading the culinary charge at the legendary Hotel del Coronado, where our beachfront location serves for daily inspiration,” said Peroutka. “I’m a firm believer that an honest food program with high-quality ingredients, and a team of talented and passionate people is the key to success, and intend to achieve that here at The Del.&rdquo
A native of Austria, Peroutka was classically trained at the Salzburg Hospitality and Culinary School. He is also a member of the prestigious Les Amid d’Escoffier Society of Las Vegas.
Set on one of America’s most iconic beaches, the Hotel del Coronado has welcomed discerning travelers for nearly 130 years to experience. The property features 757 guest rooms and 65,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space.