LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jade is very excited to announce the appointment of Chef Grant MacPherson as the Global Culinarian for Beech Ovens, Jade Range and Viking Commercial Range. Chef Grant has been the Executive Chef of Viking Commercial since 2010.
A native of Scotland, Chef Grant MacPherson’s career has spanned 30 years and five continents, cooking for a multitude of A-list celebrities in the world of business, entertainment and politics, while leading several world-class projects simultaneously in the United States and globally.
Chef Grant has worked in many prestigious hotels such as The Four Seasons, The Regent, The Ritz-Carlton, Malaysia’s Datai Hotel and the Raffles Hotel Singapore (known as the “grand old lady of Far East”). In 1998 he was recruited by Las Vegas casino visionary, Steve Wynn, to head the culinary operations at the new 3,000-room Bellagio Resort & Casino and in 2003 was appointed Corporate Chef to design and open kitchens for Wynn Macau, Wynn Las Vegas, and Wynn Encore.
After a decade in the Steve Wynn organization and a lifelong career in the hospitality industry, Chef Grant shifted his focus to embark on boutique hotel remodels. To this effect, he served as culinary director at The Sandy Lane Hotel in Barbados, where he transformed the food and beverage program into a world-class operation.
Aside from the hospitality industry, Chef Grant has cooked at the James Beard House in New York City, led the 105th Birthday Dinner at New York City’s Four Seasons restaurant and recently brought his culinary skills to the Crossroads 2013 guitar festival, also in New York City. He also represents the American Pistachio Growers of the US as a chef ambassador.
Apart from the United States, Chef Grant has also cooked and collaborated in food and wine festivals around the Globe in such countries as Australia, China, South Africa, Switzerland, Scotland, and Singapore and has won numerous awards worldwide for his cooking skills including a gold medal in the 1992 Culinary Olympics in Frankfurt, Germany. In addition, he was the captain of the Singapore National Team for four consecutive years and has medaled over twenty times in culinary competitions in such cities as Niagara Falls, Sydney, Singapore, Toronto and Vancouver.
Internationally, Chef Grant, along with his partner, is at the helm of The Merrywell, which recently opened its doors at the Crown Melbourne along with the second installment of The Merrywell Perth in September 2012. He is also part of GHE in St. Petersburg, Russia: a remodel for Orient Express which is slated to open in 2014. Last year Chef Grant collaborated with Apple in Cupertino, California to work on the late Mr. Steve Job’s vision and design of Apple’s new campus dining facility.
Chef Grant’s recipe book, “In the Viking Kitchen with Chef Grant MacPherson,” was released in April 2011 to huge success. He has published his third coffee table book, “Word of Mouth”, an autobiographical cookbook that takes the reader through 30 years of rock ‘n’ roll recipes and tasty tales. Chef Grant is currently working on his fourth book concentrating on children’s health and healthy cooking to be released in early 2014.
Chef Grant currently runs his own company, Scotch Myst, in Las Vegas, where he lives with his two young boys, Graeme (11) and Connor (8). He will continue to help grow the three brands globally with the Jade Team.