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Downtown restaurants hire executive chef

February 9, 2018
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Gergely "Greg" Seregi
Gergely "Greg" Seregi. Courtesy AHC+Hospitality

A pair of restaurants at a downtown hotel have a new executive chef.

Grand Rapids-based AHC+Hospitality said yesterday that Gergely “Greg” Seregi will head all aspects of The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck and The Kitchen Counter by Wolfgang Puck in the Amway Grand Plaza.

Seregi plans to bring new menu concepts to the restaurants inspired by his culinary experiences with global comfort foods of an Asian-fusion focus.

Prior to this role, Seregi served at several of Nobu's international outlets, most recently opening Nobu's first London location, as well as outposts in Miami Beach, Las Vegas and Lāna‘i City, Hawaii.

Seregi received a master of culinary arts degree from Gundel Karoly Culinary School.

“Chef Greg's background rooted in European cuisine and passion for Asian-fusion make him the ideal candidate to oversee The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck," said Chris Madsen, executive chef, Amway Grand Plaza. “His expertise perfecting made-from-scratch comfort fare in addition to authentic global classics will be integral in elevating seasonal menus and new concepts for the restaurant.”

A Budapest native and fourth-generation chef, Seregi 's passion for the culinary arts began at an early age and was heavily influenced by Hungarian and French-styled cuisine.

He began his career at St. Jupat Restaurant in Budapest, where he became executive chef during his 16-year tenure, prior to joining Nobu to pursue his passion for Asian-fusion cuisine. 

AHC+Hospitality

AHC+Hospitality is a management company specializing in customized hospitality solutions for a portfolio of major hotel and restaurant brands, including Marriott International, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Preferred Hotels & Resorts, Hyatt Hotel Corporation, Wolfgang Puck Worldwide, Ruth’s Hospitality Group and more.

Its properties include the Amway Grand Plaza, JW Marriott Grand Rapids, Downtown Courtyard by Marriott and Peter Island Resort & Spa in the British Virgin Islands.

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