Hotel Arts Group Executive Chef, Quinn Staple brings innovative energy to the group’s culinary offerings, combining his enthusiastic approach to dining with his diverse culinary background.
Chef Quinn is no stranger to the Hotel Arts Group, playing an instrumental role in the opening of Yellow Door Bistro over four years ago. Showcasing his experience in French cuisine with contemporary influences and modern techniques, he has remained a driving force behind the success of the award-winning restaurant and is looking to bring the same fervour and passion to this new role.
“I always look forward to growing the exceptional reputation of the Hotel Arts brand, pushing creative boundaries, and delivering unique and memorable encounters,” – Hotel Arts Group Executive Chef Quinn Staple
Staple cut his teeth at Canmore’s renowned Crazyweed Café. He then joined the Raw Bar team at Hotel Arts for a refreshing Asian-inspired change in style before conducting a stage at the distinguished Alinea, Grant Achatz’s modernist three-Michelin star restaurant in Chicago. Quinn was also part of the culinary team at Olives and a few other Calgary restaurants before taking the helm at Yellow Door Bistro and then Hotel Arts Group. In addition to his past experience, Chef Quinn has been active in the Calgary community, participating in numerous charity events, competitions and culinary festivals. He was also recognized by Avenue Calgary as one of the five people to watch in Calgary’s culinary scene in 2016 and represented Yellow Door Bistro at the Gold Medal Plates competition in November 2017.
As Executive Chef, Quinn leads the teams at the group’s three distinguished restaurants – Raw Bar, Yellow Door Bistro and the newest addition, Oxbow at Hotel Arts Kensington. Chef Quinn also oversees the group’s in-room dining, banquets, as well as offsite catering, all ranging from small meetings to large parties and events throughout the city.
“Quinn has a curious and creative outlook and is a talented leader,” comments Mark Wilson, General Manager and Vice President of Hotel Arts Group. “Under his direction, our team will continue to offer the exceptional culinary adventures that Hotel Arts Group is known for.”