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Chris Cummer Named Exec. Chef at Hyatt

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa Announces Chris Cummer as Executive Chef

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa, located on 405 acres of Texas landscape right outside of Austin and near the city of Bastrop, announces Chris Cummer as its new executive chef. Cummer joins the resort from Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina in Cambridge, Md.

Keith Spinden Lost Pines Hyatt“We are thrilled to welcome Chris Cummer to the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines team,” says Keith Spinden (pictured left), general manager at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines. “Chef Cummer’s extensive experience paired with his passion for this resort and his commitment to providing elevated and sustainable dining experiences for our guests makes him an incredible asset to our team. We look forward to seeing his culinary vision for the resort come to life.”

With more than 28 years of experience, Cummer developed an interest and passion for culinary arts at a young age. He began working at a pizza restaurant in Houston when he was 16 years old, and held various positions in kitchens in Southern Louisiana as he attended college at Louisiana State University.

Cummer began career working in hotels as a banquet chef at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines and was quickly promoted to the resort’s chef tournant, where he oversaw the banquet kitchen. Throughout his career, he has worked at a variety of hotels within the Hyatt portfolio. His previous positions include chef de cuisine at Hyatt Regency Dallas, executive sous chef at Hyatt Regency Jersey City, executive chef at Andaz Wall Street in New York City, director of food and beverage and culinary operations at Andaz Savannah, and executive chef at Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay.

“As I began my hotel career working at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines, I am thrilled to return to this amazing property to oversee its culinary experience,” says Cummer. “My primary goal in this new position is to be a great leader and teacher to my team. I also look forward to utilizing the property’s 405 acres to enhance our sustainable offerings and to build relationships with local purveyors that provide sustainable and quality products.”

Throughout his career, Cummer has received multiple awards and recognitions including the “Best of Show” award at the 2019 Taste of Cambridge event, and the “Best of Show” award at 2009 Empty Bowl Event in Bastrop, Texas.  His efforts in providing sustainable dining experiences was highlighted by the World Wildlife Foundation.  For more info, visit the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQJETrRrjAM.

For more info or to book a stay at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines, visit HyattRegencyLostPines.com, or call (512) 308-1234. 

Hyatt Regency logoSituated along the banks of the Lower Colorado River between Austin and Bastrop, Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa offers a memorable Texas escape on 405 acres of scenic terrain. The AAA Four Diamond resort features 491 guest rooms, more than 60,000 square feet of indoor meeting space and over 240,000 square feet of outdoor function space with pavilions and an amphitheater. Amenities include the Wolfdancer Golf Club, Spa Django and Renegade Trailhead equestrian facility. Beyond golf, spa and horseback riding, guests will enjoy exploring the adjoining 1,100-acre McKinney Roughs Nature Park; kayaking and rafting; hiking and birding along 18 miles of trails; archery and trap shooting; swimming and floating at the Crooked River Water Park; nightly s’mores roasts at outdoor fire pits; and a lengthy lineup of recreation activities. Hyatt Regency Lost Pines showcases a blend of year-round and seasonal dining options with everything from a light snack and a beverage to a fine dining experience at the AAA Four Diamond-rated Stories restaurant. For more info, visit https://lostpines.regency.hyatt.com or call (512) 308-1234. Follow @HyattLostPines on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The Hyatt Regency brand prides itself on connecting travelers to who and what matters most to them. More than 175 conveniently located Hyatt Regency urban and resort locations in over 30 countries around the world serve as the go-to gathering space for every occasion – from efficient business meetings to memorable family vacations. The brand offers a one-stop experience that puts everything guests need right at their fingertips. Hyatt Regency hotels and resorts offer a full range of services and amenities, including the space to work, engage or relax; notable culinary experiences; technology-enabled ways to collaborate; and expert event planners who can take care of every detail. For more info, visit hyattregency.com. Follow @HyattRegency on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Visit Bastrop is the official tourism marketing destination for the City of Bastrop, an original Texas town with a fresh approach to life. Visit Bastrop strives to promote its special brand of Texas hospitality, diverse lodging properties and provide tourists and business travelers with helpful resources. Bastrop is home to a bustling art scene, vibrant nightlife, quaint restaurants offering homecooked meals and breathtaking nature with abundant outdoor activities. From the moment visitors step foot on its charming downtown streets, they feel welcomed – Welcome To It All. For more info and to learn more about accommodations, dining and things to do in Bastrop, visit visitbastrop.com.

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