Chancellor’s House Will Feature Fine Dining
Oxford, MS. – Chancellor’s House, the luxury boutique hotel under construction in Oxford, Mississippi will open in Fall 2016 and has spared no expense in recruiting the best in food and beverage management and a celebrated chef. The team will ensure the dining experience is five-star quality.
Director of Food and Beverage, Henry Chaperont, brings with him years of experience, which goes beyond the typical culinary and exhibits a plethora of food and beverage experience. With a seasoned history in the culinary realm, he has acquired a vast knowledge of the hospitality industry, having worked in several notable kitchens including Don Cesar in St. Petersburg, The Playboy Club & Casino in Atlantic City and Longboat Key Resort in Sarasota. Additionally, Chaperont has extensive business experience, as he owned a French restaurant in Savannah, as well as La Petite Maison in Colorado Springs for six years.
Chaperont, was born in France, attended business school in Paris, served in the French Army and spent free time working in his godfather’s restaurant, Place de Tertre, Paris. Along with his extensive hands-on experience, Henry has appeared on major affiliate networks, including PBS Atlantic City, CBS Tampa Bay, and FOX Colorado Springs. Governor Martinez of New Mexico and the mayor in Colorado Springs have tasted his culinary masterpieces, along with celebrities such as James Taylor, Ivana Trump and French singer, Charles Aznavour.
Josh Stetson is originally from Maine and is certified through the American Culinary Federation. Chef Stetson has spent most of his career on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He has obtained his experience, and knowledge from twenty-five years in the food industry. His work history includes The Grand Casino Biloxi, The Palace Casino and Resort, and Treasure Bay Casino and Resort. In 2008, he won the Gold medal for best in seafood, and best in show at the Gulf Coast ACF culinary classic. Chef Stetson has been responsible for all types of menus with a wide variety of food service venues including the top fine dining restaurants on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Chef Stetson’s specialty derives in writing seasonal menus, dinners for exclusive wine tasting, and personal chefs’ tables. He also has taken great pleasure in creating menus for weddings, holidays, and special events. Chef has cooked for a range of notable celebrities from sports legends, to screen greats, and award-winning singers. At the Chancellor’s House, his duties will be to bring back that dining experience of old with exceptional food, and that personalized touch with every guest that visits the beautiful Chancellor’s Grill.
As the two men look forward to the opening of Chancellor’s House, they are preparing to offer food service at banquets and black tie galas in the ballroom, as well as, high tea in the tea room and specialties in the fine dining restaurant.
Light selections will be offered in the Bar, the Library, the Spa and ultimately the rooftop Twilight Lounge. According to Chef Stetson, “I am particularly pleased to be at the Chancellor’s House as they are looking for us to bring back the most formal, classic menu selections as featured in the finest restaurants in New York during the 60s. The continental cuisine will feature such items such as Steak Diane, Veal Oscar, Coq au vin, Oysters Rockefeller, Veal Picatta and Maine Lobster.
Hidden within the walls of the Chancellor’s House will be what they hope to make Mississippi’s most formal restaurant, Chancellor’s Grill. Evocative of New York’s grand old steakhouses of yore, the Grill’s wood planked floors, reclaimed furniture pieces, eclectic artwork and press metal seating all create an industrial feel and are complemented with fine cuisine, prestigious wines and white tablecloth service. According to Michael Donoghue, the Managing Director of the Chancellor’s House Management Group, “I am so pleased to find and bring on board such an excellent team here to Oxford. The creativity and enthusiasm they exude will be contagious to our staff and our community.”
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A. Brown Olmstead Associates