Renowned chef and TV personality Richard Blais is bringing a new tropical concept restaurant to the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando. The location is set to open later this year and the resort will host a hiring event next week.  

The new reswith a new tropical concept debuting, located. Located adjacent to Walt Disney World, Grand Cypress

What’s Happening:

  • The Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress has announced that Chef Richard Blais will open his first Orlando restaurant later this year at the resort.
  • Blais’ tropical concept restaurant will make its home in the former Hemingway’s venue within the resort and offer dinner nightly and brunch on Sundays.

  • The Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress will host a hiring event for the new restaurant on Tuesday, October 12th from 10 am to 3 pm in the resort’s Windsong Ballroom. Positions available include:
    • Management
    • Cooks
    • Bartenders
    • Servers
    • Greeters

About Richard Blais:

  • Blais is known to television audiences as the first winner of Bravo’s Top Chef All-Stars and was recently announced co-star of the new Gordon Ramsay / FOX cooking competition, Next Level Chef.
  • He graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and trained at The French Laundry, Daniel, Chez Panisse and el Bulli.
  • He owns and operates Trail Blais, a forward-thinking culinary consulting company. Most recently, he opened Ember & Rye at the newly renovated Park Hyatt Aviara in Carlsbad, California and took on the role of Culinary Director at the San Diego Symphony performance space, The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park.

What They’re Saying:

  • Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress General Manager Paul Joseph: “It’s undeniable how talented and invigorating Chef Blais is. We couldn’t be more excited to be working with him for our newest restaurant. This concept is something very near and dear to our hearts and to Blais’s and we can’t wait to be able to unveil it to our guests.”
  • Chef Blais: “I love having fun with my concepts and menus and I’m so excited about what we’ve got in store for this restaurant at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress. We’re looking forward to adding a memorable and innovative offering to Orlando’s already incredible food scene.”
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