The InterContinental Kansas City Welcomes New Chef to their Culinary Team

Kansas City, MO. (January 31, 2013) - Don Breckenridge, General Manager of the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza, has announced the hiring of Jason Wiggin as the hotel’s Executive Chef. Breckenridge said, “We are thrilled to welcome Chef Wiggin to our team. He is an extremely passionate and talented culinary professional. His diverse and creative culinary expertise will further enhance our guest’s dining experience in the Oak Room restaurant and in banquets.”

At a young age, Chef Wiggin experienced a variety of rich cuisines while traveling, and thus developed a large repertoire of culinary tastes. Inspired by his mother’s ambitious home cooking, Chef Wiggin attributes his early passion of food to her culinary artistry.

Chef Wiggin launched his career early, beginning as a line cook in Kansas City, Mo. Craving real-world experience following his education, it was under the direction of Executive Chef Brent Hammer, formally of the Viceroy Santa Monica and Westside Tavern, that he found his love for French cuisine. Chef Wiggin established his name and culinary skill in some of Kansas City’s best kitchens, including Maker’s Mark Bourbon House and Lounge as well as working as Executive Chef at the Hotel Phillips after taking over for Executive Chef Marshall Roth, formerly of the Palace Hotel in San Francisco.

At the Aladdin Hotel and Spa in downtown Kansas City, Chef Wiggin led the culinary team and also brought the Food & Beverage experience to a new level. From there, he served as Executive Chef at the Raphael Hotel in Kansas City, where he specialized in providing highly individualized service and a unique dining experience for his guests. Chef Wiggin then accepted the challenge leading the culinary team at the Hotel Erwin and the BarLo restaurant, a boutique hotel located in Venice Beach, California.

Chef Wiggin brings to the InterContinental Hotel Kansas City an exceptional palette of creativity and excellence, with an emphasis on fresh ingredients and innovative presentation, which will make the culinary experience unforgettable. Outside of work, he is an avid musician with a fondness for playing the guitar. Wiggin’s artistry not only comes out in his cooking, but also stems from his everyday life.

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