Hotel Emma at Pearl, a luxe boutique hotel housed in a former 19th century brewery in the heart of San Antonio, welcomes Executive Head Chef Ned Elliott to lead the property’s rich epicurean programs across its renowned dining destinations.

Hotel Emma at Pearl Welcomes Ned Elliott as Executive Head Chef

“I am incredibly honored to be a part of the Hotel Emma team and have the opportunity to continue elevating the San Antonio culinary experience,” said Executive Chef Ned Elliott. “I am thrilled to utilize my skills and culinary experience to play a role in the property’s future growth.”


Chef Ned’s extensive history in the hospitality industry all over the United States has provided him with a deep understanding of the luxury dining experience. Most recently, he served as Executive Culinary Director at Proper Hospitality, overseeing 16 restaurants within the brand. Within this role, he perfected concepts ranging from Mediterranean to Steakhouse, along with many others in between. He exhibited similar creative skills when he was tasked with developing the menu for and opening four new restaurants within the RPM group, started by celebrity couple Bill and Giuliana Rancic, essentially doubling the reach of the brand.


Prior to his experience at Proper Hospitality and RPM Restaurants, Chef Ned successfully opened his own eatery in Austin, Texas called Foreign & Domestic. The restaurant quickly gained popularity and was featured on both Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives and Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern. Chef Elliott built the restaurant for almost ten years before moving on to continue furthering his culinary expertise. Chef Ned’s impressive experience reaches to New York City, as the opening Sous Chef for Per Se, Thomas Keller’s first restaurant outside of The French Laundry.

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Chef Ned will work alongside Hotel Emma’s incredible culinary team, including acclaimed pastry chef Sofia Tejeda, to continue building upon the property’s impact as the flagship of the Pearl culinary community. Elliott’s gastronomic history in Texas will be able to shine once again as he ties San Antonio’s rich culture into the spectacular cuisine available at Supper, Larder, and Sternewirth. | Instagram: @thehotelemma