Versailles native Tyler Donahue named pastry chef
The Lexington Marriott City Center Hotels has named Versailles native Tyler Donahue as the Pastry Chef of the Lexington Marriott City Center. Donahue will be creating the menus and guiding the pastry team for The Greatroom Restaurant, Infinity: a Sky bar and Café, and the meeting and events of the hotels. “Tyler has an unmatched eye for detail and a passion for perfection. He brings such a unique perspective to our team and our hotel. I cannot wait to see what he can accomplish here.” said Chef TJ Harville, Executive Chef of the Lexington Marriott City Center Hotels. Born and raised in Versailles, Donahue realized his passion for cooking at a young age, working with his grandmother in the kitchen to help feed the family during holidays. After earning a culinary degree at Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte, North Carolina, Donahue went on to work at three Ritz Carlton hotels and resorts including one in St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands and two hotels in the Washington DC area. He was an integral part of the opening team at the AAA Five Diamond Kimpton Seafire Resort & Spa in Grand Cayman. “I am passionate about fresh produce, local flavors, and constantly pushing the creative boundaries to develop and execute new and exciting menu items.,” said Donahue. Donahue currently resides in Lexington with his bichon frise mix Annie.