Grand Hyatt Washington Announces New Executive Chef, Eric Damidot

Grand Hyatt Washington is pleased to announce the appointment of Eric Damidot as Executive Chef. Chef Damidot is joining the Grand Hyatt Washington from Miraval Berkshires, where he held the title of Director of Culinary Experiences. 

Born and raised in France, Chef Damidot has always had a passion for cooking. He attended Golf Hotel Culinary School in France at the age of 16 and went on to have apprenticeships with Gilbert Mallet and Jacques Chibois. When he came to America, Chef Damidot worked at Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach's Grill Room and Ritz Carlton San Francisco until he found himself in Las Vegas as the Executive Banquet Chef at the Bellagio. As executive chef for Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Eric Damidot worked with some of the world's best-known culinary talents: Bobby Flay, Francois Payard, Guy Savoy, Bradley Ogden, and more.

Passionate about working in the Hyatt Family, in 2011, Chef Damidot became Executive Chef at Hyatt Regency New Orleans. In New Orleans, Damidot and team won multiple awards at the New Orleans Food and Wine Experience and the United Way Gumbo Cook-Off in 2017.  Chef Damidot joined the Park Hyatt Chicago as Executive Chef of NoMI in 2018 before moving to Miraval Berkshires in 2020. 

During his time at Park Hyatt Chicago, Damidot took to the national stage by competing in two Food Network series: "Beat Bobby Flay" and "Guy's Grocery Games." Victorious in his episode of "Guy's Grocery Games," Damidot hopes for the opportunity to defend his title in another episode.

"We are excited to welcome Executive Chef Damidot to Grand Hyatt Washington," said Majed Dawood-Farah, General Manager of Grand Hyatt Washington. "Chef Damidot is extremely talented, with an impressive culinary background, and we are confident that guests and locals will be captivated by his fresh approach."

Chef Eric is ready to delight the District through his signature blend of rich flavors with traditional techniques. Damidot looks to create memories for patrons, saying, "Cook with your heart. Well-executed and simple dishes create the best memories." As Executive Chef at Grand Hyatt Washington, Damidot is eager to infuse his style in the re-concepting of Cure Bar & Bistro and oversee all on-property banquet functions and in-room dining.

About Grand Hyatt Washington

Grand Hyatt Washington is the quintessential downtown D.C. hotel to the globetrotting business traveler, connecting them to the history, shopping, and sites of the nation's capital while providing access to healthy local cuisine. The striking architecture and stunning entrance of the lobby creates an urban forest feel as we bring the culture of Washington, D.C., to our guests through food and unparalleled experiences. Grand Hyatt exists to elevate the iconic and deliver the bold, vibrant experiences guests dream of and Grand Hyatt Washington does that in the heart of America's capital city.

Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H Street NW,
Washington, D.C., 20001

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