Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville in Biltmore Village Announces Adam Hayes as Executive Chef

ASHEVILLE, NC – The Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville (, a Kessler Collection luxury property, today announces the appointment of Executive Chef Adam Hayes. Chef Hayes will oversee the culinary team at the Red Stag Grill located at the 104-room luxury boutique property opening April 1 this year.

The Red Stag Grill features contemporary European comfort food, an extensive wine by the glass menu, and a lively bar scene within a casual setting in the heart of the Village. Chef Hayes is known for integrating local ingredients and flavor into each creative dish. His featured items include skillet roasted mussels, beef goulash with spaetzle, grilled elk fillet, and North Carolina smoked ruby trout dip. The Red Stag Grill also offers chop house style large and small portions of quality steaks.

Chef Hayes comes to the Grand Bohemian Hotel most recently from his role as Chef de Cuisine at Print Works Bistro at the Proximity Hotel in Greensboro, N.C. He was a part of the opening team and was heavily involved with leadership training and menu research and development. He has garnered a wealth of knowledge from the Proximity Hotel in terms of its green initiatives, of which will influence his work at the Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville.

Prior to his role at the Proximity Hotel, he was Executive Chef at The Box Seat in Greensboro, N.C. and has played multiple roles for the Harper’s restaurant group. Chef Hayes assisted Harper’s with the opening of ARPA and Zink Bistro. Other notable hotel and restaurant openings include Upstream, Mimosa Grill, and Restaurant Pastiche.

John Luckett, General Manager, says, "We are thrilled to have Chef Adam lead our culinary team at this exquisite property. He has a vast amount of experience with some key players in the region and we look forward to his unique ideas and creations to be executed here at the Red Stag Grill."

The inspiration for the Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville emanates a European rustic and elegant hunting lodge that would have belonged to the Biltmore Estate. The hotel features 104 guestrooms and suites, and its design incorporates natural and traditional elements such as stone flooring, distressed carved oak millwork, and a large flagstone fireplace. Located in the hotel is the Red Stag Grill, The Black Forest Wine Room, Kessler’s Grand Bohemian Art Gallery, 5,700 sq. ft. of event space (including the 2,200 sq. ft. Kessler Ballroom), Poseidon Spa, and a 24-hour state of the art fitness center. The hotel is central to the shopping, historic sites and dining in the Biltmore Village.

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