There's a new chef at Ser Steak + Spirits, the steakhouse at the Hilton Anatole: Kevin Spencer. He comes to Texas after a decade on the Orlando restaurant scene.
Most recently, Spencer spent five years at the Hilton Orlando overseeing the property's six culinary outlets. His accolades include winning Best Creative Steakhouse Chef in 2014.
The Hilton Anatole's director of food and beverage, Saddiq Mir, says in a release that Spencer is a good catch. "His sophisticated cooking style is a perfect match for the concept, while his creative flair will add an exciting new element to Ser's classically elegant menu."
A native of Rochester, New York, Spencer has also worked at Walt Disney World and Roy's Hawaiian restaurant.
He began at Ser in January, replacing Anthony Van Camp, who left to take a position at the Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre in late August. While at the Hilton Orlando, Spencer collaborated with the food and beverage director to introduce a line of breakfast cocktails that had Froot Loops paired with Bacardi rum, and chocolate-covered bacon as a garnish on bourbon infused with brown sugar.
Ser's menu features steaks and chops such as the Waygu spinalis with fingerling potatoes and house steak sauce, and the 45-day aged Prime 22-ounce rib-eye with tomato chutney, olive oil potatoes, and hollandaise.