The Driskill is proud to announce Christian Apetz as the new Executive Chef of the venerable hotel. Chef Apetz comes to The Driskill from the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa, and takes the helm of the culinary team from Chef Troy Knapp, who recently moved to the Park Hyatt Washington D.C.
Chef Apetz has more than 22 years’ experience within the hospitality industry and has worked and traveled throughout the United States, giving him enviable first-hand experiences cooking regional American cuisine. His travels indulged his love of history and discovering new cultures, however his passion remains with Southern foods, flavors and traditions. At The Driskill, Chef Apetz combines his love of history and discovery to develop menus using products that are native to the Central Texas region and are farmed, raised, and harvested nearby
“The Driskill is an iconic hotel with an incredible history, and I’m thrilled to join the team and help continue telling its stories,” said Executive Chef Christian Apetz. “Growing up I developed a healthy respect for traditions and learning from those who know the local ingredients and products best. I’m looking forward to getting to know the community so I can further The Driskill’s commitment to authenticity and creating distinctive culinary experiences.”
Chef Apetz is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the dining operations for the hotel’s two restaurants, The Driskill Grill and 1886 Café & Bakery; menu service for The Driskill Bar; catering and events operations; and in-room dining.
About The Driskill
Built in 1886 as the showplace of a cattle baron, The Driskill is a legendary destination in the heart of Texas. Located on Sixth Street, the iconic hotel is steps away from the State Capitol and Austin’s downtown music and entertainment district. With 189 newly revitalized guest rooms and signature suites, The Driskill offers a variety of elegant accommodation types featuring classic styling, custom furniture, and modern comforts and luxuries. The Driskill offers an authentically Austin and distinctively Driskill culinary experience for guests and visitors at 1886 Café & Bakery, The Driskill Grill and The Driskill Bar. More than 131 years after opening, The Driskill remains a beloved icon in Austin and one of the most well-known hotels in Texas. www.driskillhotel.com.
As originally published by Arrow.