Billy Boyle has been appointed area executive chef of the Hyatt Centric Beale Street Memphis and Caption by Hyatt Beale Street Memphis. In his new role, Boyle oversees all culinary day-to-day operations, banquets and catering, and overarching food and beverage programs for both hotels.
With more than 33 years of experience, Boyle’s deep love for the culinary field is rooted in his hometown of Memphis, where growing up eating BBQ pork inspired his palate and passion for the epicurean world. Boyle developed his skill set and knowledge by holding various positions across the globe, including serving as executive chef for The Madeline Resort and Spa in Telluride, Marigot Bay Resort and Marina in St. Lucia, The James Royal Palm in Miami Beach and others. His talents also led him to oversee teams in Las Vegas, New York and Los Angeles at various esteemed hotels. Before returning to the Home of the Blues, he held the position of executive chef and research and development team leader for Wonder Foods, Inc. where he led a team of research chefs in transitioning celebrity chef menus into recipes scalable for high volume production.
Touting a diverse background, Chef Boyle brings a well-versed sense of passion and expertise to both hotels’ culinary teams with an emphasis on continued growth for the restaurants and creating memorable experiences for guests.
“I’m truly honored to take on this role as area executive chef for these history-making hotels,” said Chef Boyle. “I’m committed to giving back and making a positive contribution to my hometown community of Memphis. I believe the restaurant business is about celebrating life, and my wish is to share my celebration through my love of food with every guest.”
As area executive chef, Boyle leads Caption’s signature Talk Shop experience with an all-day lounge eatery and cocktail bar, grab-and-go offerings, and outdoor beer garden. Here, he plans to pursue his dedication to keeping a diverse and ongoing seasonal menu creation while supporting local restaurateurs and businesses, which is a core theme for the hotel’s signature lifestyle brand. At the Hyatt Centric, Chef Boyle oversees the signature rooftop bar, Beck & Call, catering for groups and events, and CIMAS Lobby Lounge. CIMAS restaurant is slated to debut a fresh feel and concept later in the year, of which Boyle will have an integral role in orchestrating.
“Chef Boyle brings a wealth of experience and talent with a keen eye for detail. ,” explained Michelle Geiger, area general manager. “Not only is he extremely hard-working and committed to his craft, he understands the importance of being a natural motivator and doing everything in his power and beyond to create a truly magical experience. We are very excited to see him come full circle back to the Home of the Blues and bring his energy and talent to create a positive impact for the hotels.”
About Caption by Hyatt Beale Street Memphis
Located in the heart of the Home of the Blues, Caption by Hyatt Beale Street Memphis is the newest hotel in the Beale Street Entertainment District, serving as a local hub for travelers to experience one of America’s most famous streets the way Memphians do. Designed to be truly of the community—not just in it—the property seamlessly integrates into the South Main Arts District with a neighborhood entry, unpretentious comforts and thoughtful use of design and upcycled materials. Centered around Talk Shop, a space to eat, drink, hang, work or chill and focused on highlighting Memphian small businesses, Caption by Hyatt Beale Street Memphis blends work with play and casual with intentional. The hotel is integrated into the historic main building of Wm. C Ellis & Sons Ironworks and Machine Shop, one of the earliest and longest-running businesses in the city and is enhanced with a new 136-guestroom tower offering spectacular views of the Mississippi River and Memphis skyline. http://captionbyhyattmemphis.com/