|Executive Chef Mark Kropczynski graduated from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America
in Hyde Park. An opportunity to study in France landed Kropczynski with internships at the La
Côte Saint-Jacques and Le Clos Longchamp and provided extensive practice in classical
French technique. . - US Grant Hotel San Diego
|With the Michelin-starred, French-born Chef Yves Garnier, recipient of “Chevalier de
la Légion d’Honneur” by the state of France.
|In 1998, François was awarded “Pastry Chef of the Year” by the Bon Appétit Food &
Entertainment Awards and again in 2001 by the International Pastry Competition Committee
– Beaver Creek. In July of 2004, François was honored with the prestigious Ordre du Mérite
Agricole, Medal of Honor by the French Government. In 2006, he was selected as a
member of Relais Desserts International, a professional association of the 85 Best Pastry
Chefs in the World,
|With Addison's Executive Chef William Bradley - “Culinary Masters Competition"
winner and former General Manager of The Grand Del Mar Thomas Voss,
currently President of Manchester Financial Group.