MOUNT PRINCETON HOT SPRINGS RESORT
PRINCETON CLUB RESTAURANT.
Chef Matthew Roberts has joined the leadership team of Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort in a combined position as Director of Food & Beverage and Executive Chef. In addition Chef Roberts has been challenged to forge the future vision of Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resorts food and beverage operations as it approaches the threshold of dynamic expansion which will redefine the resorts deep rooted historical heritage.
There is no better way to start your day than with one of our hearty breakfast entrees. Choose from traditional items such as pancakes or eggs, spicy South of the Border, or freshly made breads and pastries.
11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
From soups and fresh salads to an enticing array of unique entrees, our lunch menu is sure to pique your appetite. Dine inside or ienjoy the incredible views of the Chalk Cliffs and the surrounding 14,000′ peaks.
2:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Enjoy a cocktail on our deck overlooking the Collegiate Peaks and Chalk Creek Canyon, or dine in the beautiful and cozy restaurant. Unique and tasteful daily features served alongside seasonal cuisine, creating a satisfying dining experience.
(Burgers until 10:00pm)
Paired with a generous selection of fine wines, we offer gourmet, hearty entrees featuring the best Colorado products available. Save room for a scrumptious dessert!
THE CULINARY TEAM.
Chef de Cuisine
Melanie J. Coleman
Chef de Cuisine Melanie J. Coleman is the culinary backbone of the Princeton Club’s restaurant’s new upscale dinner theme. Chef Coleman has honed her skills as a professional culinarian over the past two decades with cooking experiences ranging from comfortable family style restaurants to fine dining in the elite Vail Valley. Chef Coleman has captured success in making eye-popping displays of color and character in her plate presentations and she continues to pursue the quest for the perfect plate! Prior to joining the Mt. Princeton culinary team Chef Coleman refined her skills in Colorado mountain foodie-favorite restaurants of La Tour Restaurant , in Vail, The Laughing Ladies Restaurant, in Salida, and most recently the historic Twin Lakes Inn. Off the clock Melanie loves animals of all shapes and sizes! She also loves music, disc golf and the occasional extra day off!
Executive Sous Chef Matthew Campbell
Executive Sous Chef Matthew Campbell over see’s two of The Princeton’s Club restaurants main production periods. A graduate of the Keystone based Colorado Mountain College Culinary Program, Chef Campbell has worked in a number of different food settings. Prior to joining Mt. Princeton Hot Springs culinary team Chef Campbell held the position of Executive Chef at Vista Verde Guest Ranch near Steamboat Springs Colorado. Vista Verde Ranch is recognized as a AAA-Four Diamond property and has received accolades from Saveur Magazine in the Best All-Inclusive Resort Category. Accentuating his tenure at Vista Verde he achieved certification in the disciplines of wine through the Denver based International Wine Guild. Rounding out his culinary work experiences are stints in fine dining wine bar and sushi bar outlets. In his off time Matthew enjoys fly fishing, disc golf and mineral hunting.
Production Chef Will Steed
Production Chef Will Steed brings an extensive background in Asian cuisine, specializing in sushi, to the Mt. Princeton Hot Springs culinary team. Prior to his arrival at the resort Will held the position of Sous Chef at The Asian Palate restaurant in Buena Vista, Colorado. During his tenure at the Palate he was an instrumental part of the restaurant s rapid growth, not only as a local favorite, but a regionally respected Asian food specialty venue. Chef Steed’s culinary mantra can be personified by “striving for the elusive harmony between powerful presentation and graceful flavors”. In addition to his culinary production responsibilities, Chef Steed is accountable for F&B purchasing, for the resort. Will’s personal passions include hiking, photography & visual arts.
Pastry Chef Victor Marquette Christian
Pastry Chef Victor Marquette Christian is proud to bring a beautiful world of desserts and baked goods to Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort. As a 1999 graduate of Johnson & Wales University Victor is very knowledgeable in pastry design for all occasions while specializing in the discipline of custom wedding cakes. As a personal “measuring stick” Chef Christian would consider it a success if every resort guest happily gained five pounds, from pastry alone, during their stay at the Hot Springs! In his personal time Vic enjoys skiing, road biking & tennis
Sous Chef Joshua Melhorn
Sous Chef Joshua Melhorn brings over a decade of culinary experience to the Princeton Club restaurant kitchen. Originally from Georgia…Chef Melhorn has followed his culinary path from the American south to the high country of the Colorado Rockies with stops in the Smokey Mountains as well as Yellowstone National Park. Prior to arriving at Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort Josh was able to hone his craft at the Maroon Belles Ritz Carlton private residences near Aspen.
Chef Brett Boren heads up the banquet kitchen at Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort. In the past four years he has provided thousands of meals, literally, to the resorts special events guests and countless wedding couples. Chef Brett takes great pride in preparing delicious meals while pushing himself to continually refine his craft and knowledge. A Colorado native, and Buena Vista resident for 15 years, Brett likes fishing, hunting, rock hounding in his personal time.