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  • Jaime Montes de Oca, Jr. Brings 20 Years of Culinary Expertise to the Hotel
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Hay-Adams, one of the world’s leading luxury hotels, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jaime Montes de Oca, Jr. as Senior Executive Sous Chef. In this role, Chef Montes de Oca, who will work under Executive Chef Peter Schaffrath, will lead the Lafayette Restaurant culinary team in creating innovative American cuisine for the hotel’s guests.

    Born and raised in New York City, Montes de Oca is a 1990 graduate of The Art Institute of New York City, formerly The New York Restaurant School. He has held posts at many highly regarded New York establishments, such as Vong, Gertrude’s, The Gramercy Park Hotel, and Tocqueville. He also brings a long history of restaurant and hotel experience, including at prestigious institutions such as The Waldorf Astoria, The Ritz-Carlton, The Plaza and Essex House, to The Hay-Adams.

    Montes de Oca has worked with celebrated chefs, such as Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Laurent Manrique and George Mendes, during his culinary career. Most recently, Montes de Oca collaborated with Susur Lee in Washington, D.C. to open the Asian-inspired Zentan Restaurant at The Donovan House hotel. The two also collaborated previously to open Shang restaurant in the Thompson LES hotel in Manhattan.

    “We’re delighted to welcome Jaime to The Hay-Adams culinary team,” says Hans Bruland, Vice President and General Manager of The Hay-Adams. “He will be an outstanding addition to our fine dining experience,” adds Schaffrath.

    About The Hay-Adams

    Located at Sixteenth and H Streets at Lafayette Park across from the White House, The Hay-Adams is Washington’s finest luxury hotel and one of the most historic and celebrated properties in the world. The Hotel offers 145 rooms and suites, many with White House views. It has won numerous awards for its impeccable service and is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, an exclusive group of discriminating luxury hotels worldwide. For more information, visit www.hayadams.com and follow The Hay-Adams on Facebook and Twitter @HayAdamsHotel.