Scottsdale chef Arneson leads hotel culinary team

Posted 10/21/21

ADERO Scottsdale — Autograph Collection hotel above the Sonoran Desert in a certified Dark Sky Community — has announced the appointment of Kenneth Arneson as to executive chef.

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Scottsdale chef Arneson leads hotel culinary team

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ADERO Scottsdale — Autograph Collection hotel above the Sonoran Desert in a certified Dark Sky Community — has announced the appointment of Kenneth Arneson as to executive chef.

He has more than 20 years of culinary experience in high-volume restaurants and hotels, according to a press release.

In his role at ADERO Scottsdale, Arneson oversees all creative menu development, focusing on cuisine crafted with regionally sourced ingredients for the 177-room resort, including the restaurant and lounge, in-room dining, and special events and meetings along with the catering team.

“Kenneth is a force in the kitchen, and we are honored to have him join ADERO Scottsdale as ourexecutivechef,” said General Manager Dieter Schmitz in a prepared statement.

“He is developing a whole new culinary scene at our food and beverage outlets with creative dishes at both CIELO and SkyTop Lounge. With Kenneth’s many accomplishments, extensive experience and highly praised reviews, we look forward to seeing his culinary vision come to life at ADERO.”

Arneson’s culinary journey began as regional executive chef at The Ayres Hotel in Manhattan Beach, California. He later earned the role of executive chef and director of food and beverage at the Seville Golf and Country Club in Gilbert, the release said.

He is said to have successfully led the openings of culinary establishments throughout his hospitality career, including the House of Blues in Anaheim, Shady Canyon Golf Club in Irvine, and the Matisse Restaurant inside the Ayres Hotel in California; and Circa in Seattle.

Before joining ADERO Scottsdale, the release said Arneson “sharpened his knife” as executive chef at the Canopy Hotel by Hilton Tempe Downtown in Tempe. His other accolades include earning first place at the “Challenge to the Chefs” Competition in Scottsdale in 2009 and first place in “Best Chef’s of the West” competition at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix in 2007.

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