As VP of Food and Beverage, Roy is responsible for integrating internal systems that achieve measurable fiscal success while focusing on quality recruitment and responsible environmental practices that create inspired and profitable food and beverage business units.
Roy brings an enormous depth of food and beverage leadership throughout Europe and the U.S., including Michelin starred hotels and past culinary director for Coastal Hotels.
PBS named Roy one of America’s Rising Star Chefs; John Mariani of Esquire Magazine named him a “Chef to Keep Your Eyes On,” and Bon Appétit magazine named him one of 13 “Top Hotel Chefs in America.” Roy’s most recent endeavors include competing on the Food Network Show “Beat Bobby Flay,” where he successfully brought back a win to the Seattle area. He also authored Wine Country Chefs Table, a regional cookbook centered on the world premier wine making region of Napa and Sonoma valleys. Roy is a member of the James Beard Foundation and presently sits on the Board of Food Lifeline, Washington State’s largest hunger relief agency.
He resides in North Bend, WA with his wife Pam. Roy is a true outdoorsman, having summited both Mt. Rainer and Mt. Baker in the same year, juxtaposed to growing up surfing and loving it to this day! The word that best describes Roy is: committed.