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The Hotel Hershey Appoints New Executive Chef

The Hotel Hershey Appoints New Executive Chef
Chef David Yeo Leads Culinary Team

(Hershey, Pa. – October 23, 2018) – The Hotel Hershey announced today the appointment of David Yeo as executive chef, effective October 1, 2018. In this role, Yeo will oversee the culinary operation of the entire property including its three full-service restaurants, coffee shop, room service, banquet and event space, spa restaurant and seasonal poolside café. The Hotel Hershey, a Historic Hotel of America, has earned both the Forbes Four-Star Award and the AAA Four-Diamond Award distinctions for several consecutive years.

Yeo, a native of Malaysia and fluent in multiple languages, joins The Hotel Hershey from The Mandarin Group in Seattle where he served as principal consultant. His focuses included working globally with Fortune 500 companies and acting as beef advisor while exporting U.S. Beef to China and working with the U.S Meat Export Federation.

John Daly, food and beverage director of The Hotel Hershey
We are very pleased to welcome Chef David Yeo to The Hotel Hershey. His extensive background will elevate our team and The Hotel’s culinary program to the next level. We are excited to see how his creativity and experience will change our culinary offerings.
John Daly, food and beverage director of The Hotel Hershey

Yeo’s robust resume includes more than 35 years of culinary experience in Asia, Europe and United States. His cuisine proficiency runs the gamut and includes French, Italian, Asian, Mexican, Japanese and American Regional.

Yeo is former national president for the Professional Chefs Association of America. He is also active in Les Amis d’Escoffier Society of Chicago, American Culinary Federation, American Beef Council, Seafood Watch and California Farmer’s Market Council.


About The Hotel Hershey: The Hotel Hershey is a one-of-a-kind resort complete with 276 guest rooms and 25,000 square feet of meeting and function space. The 1930s hotel is known for its refined elegance, signature service, and abundant amenities. The Hotel Hershey is situated high atop the town of Hershey and features a Mediterranean design, The Spa At The Hotel Hershey, majestic formal gardens, fountains, reflecting pools and terraces. The property is also a member of Historic Hotels of America. Opened in 1934 by Milton S. Hershey, The Circular is The Hotel Hershey’s flagship restaurant. The Circular serves upscale casual cuisine and innovative cocktails in a unique atmosphere. For additional information about The Hotel Hershey, visit www.TheHotelHershey.com or follow www.Facebook.com/TheHotelHershey.

About HE&R: Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company is a world-class entertainment and hospitality company dedicated to preserving the legacy of Milton S. Hershey. Founded in 1927 by Milton S. Hershey, HE&R and its subsidiaries own and/or operate the Hersheypark Entertainment Complex, Hersheypark Arena & Stadium, ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park, Hershey Bears AHL Hockey Club, Giant Center arena, The Hotel Hershey, Hershey Lodge, Hersheypark Camping Resort, The Spa At The Hotel Hershey, MeltSpa by Hershey, Hershey Country Club and Hershey Golf Collection, Hershey Nursery, and Hershey Laundry & Dry Cleaning. For additional information about HE&R, visit www.HersheyPA.com.

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