Each month, The Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center (RCLC) features an interview with an employee — a Lady or Gentleman of The Ritz-Carlton — in order to share an insider’s view of the organization. This month’s interview is with Chef Frederic Mornineau from The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. This year Chef Morineau was recognized with a Gold Standard Award from The Ritz-Carlton. This award is given to only seven associates each year and signifies exemplary service and a commitment to our company philosophy. Chef Morineau also received the J. Willard Marriott Award of Excellence this year. The award is presented to a select few who have demonstrated over a period of time the traits of achievement, character, dedication, effort and perseverance.
“THIS IS WHERE I BELONG”
Born in France and educated in both France and England, Frederic Morineau worked in prestigious European hotels and restaurants until an ad in a newspaper attracted him to a chef’s position at restaurant in Aspen, Colorado. After securing the job and moving to Colorado, a co-worker invited Mr. Morineau to check out a hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, which had just opened in town. When he walked in and looked around, Mr. Morineau thought to himself, “This is where I belong.”
From that day forward, Mr. Morineau’s goal was to work at a Ritz-Carlton Hotel.
Read the full interview with Chef Frederic Morineau here: http://ritzcarltonleadershipcenter.com/our-ladies-and-gentlemen-chef-frederic-morineau/