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Chef de Cuisine

Travelle at The Langham Chicago announces the appointment of Justin Gomes as Chef de Cuisine.  Justin, a Trinidad native, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the culinary team and looks forward to fostering an environment of curiosity, and more importantly, community in the kitchen.

“We are thrilled to welcome Justin Gomes as Chef de Cuisine of Travelle,” says Damion Henry, Executive Chef at The Langham, Chicago. “We know that Justin’s positive attitude, creativity and desire to create a true community amongst his talented team will add even more depth to the Travelle team. We are looking forward to all that Justin will bring in his new role as Chef de Cuisine.”

Travelle at The Langham, Chicago is a seasonal American restaurant and Justin believes in a philosophy of honoring all ingredients he uses in the kitchen while presenting them in an elegant, fun and approachable way. He aims to create a menu that not only triggers a sense of nostalgia in our guests but is also reflective of his team. He plans to do so by using flavors and concepts familiar to our guests and our team in new and unique ways that are both interactive and surprising.

“I believe that the most important component in any operation is building an inclusive environment with a culture committed to learning and growth,” says Justin. “I hope that the calm, positive atmosphere I aim to create in the kitchen will spread throughout the team and in turn, through the guest experience.”

Justin has strong roots in Chicago and his previous roles include Chef de Cuisine at Venteux Chicago, Chef de Cuisine at LondonHouse, Sous Chef at Virgin Hotel, Kitchen Manager at Alinea and The Pump Room. Justin attended the Le Cordon Bleu Chicago where he earned an A.S Degree in Culinary Arts. He is also an avid fan of Soccer supporting Manchester United from a young age.

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About The Langham, Chicago

The newest North American addition to Langham Hospitality Group’s luxury portfolio, The Langham, Chicago resides within the landmark, 52-story riverfront AMA Plaza (formerly IBM building) that is designed by the renowned architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Offering 316 guest rooms and suites, this is the company’s first purpose-built hotel in the United States and the fourth property in the U.S. The Langham, Chicago features a 22,000 square feet Health Club housing Langham’s signature Chuan Spa; two restaurants, Travelle Kitchen + Bar, the Pavilion Lounge for afternoon tea; Langham Club with butler service, light meals and business facilities and 15,000 square feet of meeting space including the elegant Devonshire Ballroom. The hotel features a fine art collection with more than 150 pieces of distinctive artwork. Reservations for Langham hotels can be made online at www.langhamhotels.com. For further information about The Langham, Chicago, visit www.langhamhotels.com/chicago or dial 312-923-9988.

Travelle at The Langham, Chicago

Situated on the second floor of the luxurious Langham hotel in an iconic skyscraper designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe that once housed IBM regional headquarters, Travelle is located along the Chicago River in the heart of downtown Chicago. A play on the word travel, Travelle is a casually elegant restaurant, lounge, and bar featuring seasonal American cuisine located at 330 North Wabash. Dishes feature fresh ingredients, utilizing their connection with some of the finest farms, ranches, and orchards in the nation. Alongside a carefully curated wine list, Travelle boasts a beverage program that highlights skillfully crafted classic cocktails. Influenced by the romance of the digital age, architect/designer David Rockwell of the Rockwell Group creates a modern environment that conveys history, sophistication and nostalgia into the 124-seat restaurant and 81-seat bar and lounge that overlook the Chicago skyline and river. For more information, please visit the website, follow the restaurant on Instagram (@Travellechicago), Facebook (@Travellechicago), and Twitter (@Travellechicago), or call 312-923-7705.

Langham Hotels & Resorts

Combining modern sophistication and timeless glamour, The Langham Hotels & Resorts is globally recognized for its signature pink touches, exceptional intuitive service, contemporary art collections, and award-winning culinary expertise. Drawing on the brand’s distinctive British heritage from the opening of the flagship hotel in London in 1865, The Langham continues the legacy through an unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional experiences in London, New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Sydney, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Hefei, Haikou, Ningbo, Haining, and Xiamen. Learn about the brand by visiting LanghamHotels.com, and follow The Langham Hotels and Resorts on Instagram (@langhamhotels) and Facebook (@thelanghamhotels), and Twitter (@thelanghamhotel).