Jerry Perez joins Kimpton The Rowan Palm Springs as Director of Food and Beverage

Kimpton The Rowan Palm Springs has appointed Jerry Perez as Director of Food and Beverage. In his role, Pérez is responsible for leading the Overall success and bottom line for the award-winning 153-room downtown Palm Springs hotel’s food and beverage operations, including its four celebrated restaurant and bar concepts: 4 Saints, Juniper Table, High Bar and Window Bar.

Perez brings 30 years of experience in hotel food and beverage, catering and special events, and independent fine dining to The Rowan. Working closely with Executive Chef Richard Crespin, Perez focuses on menu innovation and continually improves the guest experience in the kitchen, bar, banquet and in-room dining. In addition, he takes the lead in managing the food and beverage team and implementing programming and events for the hotel’s outlets.

“With his commitment to operational excellence and guest satisfaction, Jerry is a great asset in continuing the success and momentum of our restaurant and bar concepts,” said Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs general manager Peggy Trott. “Our guests and our team will be well cared for under his leadership.”

Building his career in luxury lifestyle hospitality, Perez has been instrumental in helping hotels, resorts and restaurants achieve applauded accolades. He was most recently at JdV by Hyatt, where he served as director of food and beverage on the team opening a new boutique hotel in California. While at Terranea Resort (under Two Roads Hospitality) as a senior food and beverage manager, the Rancho Palos Verdes, California property and mar’sel restaurant, respectively, earned four-star ratings from Forbes Travel Guide and the recognition of Michelin Guide California. Perez’s resume also includes director of food and beverage positions at the Porsche Experience Center in Los Angeles and The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. Before transitioning to hotel food and beverage, Perez held positions at the former Naya and Cinch restaurants in Los Angeles. as well as New York City’s former Bouley Bakery (later reborn as Bouley Restaurant), which earned two Michelin stars, and the three-Michelin star restaurant Le. bernardin.

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