Long-time Hyatt Chef, Tim Paroulek, Moves into New Role at Hyatt at The Bellevue

HYATT AT THE BELLEVUE ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE CHEFPhiladelphia’s iconic Hyatt at The Bellevue, located along the world-famous Avenue of the Arts in the heart of downtown and known for its rich and storied history, is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Paroulek as Executive Chef. Paroulek has been working for Hyatt Hotels Corporation for over 15 years and brings almost two decades of culinary experience to his new position, most recently overseeing the culinary operation at Grand Hyatt Incheon, the largest Hyatt property outside North America. In his new role, Paroulek will bring a uniquely influenced upscale American cuisine to the luxury hotel and to the city of Philadelphia. As Executive Chef, Paroulek will oversee the entire culinary operation at Hyatt at The Bellevue. Not only will he be involved in managing the property’s fine dining restaurant XIX (Nineteen), known for its sweeping views of Philadelphia from the 19th floor of the hotel, but he will also oversee in-room dining as well as banquet and events menus for the hotel.

“We are honored to have Chef Paroulek join our team at Hyatt at The Bellevue,” said General Manager Pina Purpero. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this new role and we are thrilled to welcome him to Philadelphia. We are confident he will help take our menu and dining experience to new heights.”

Tim Paroulek started his culinary career at Northwood’s in Annapolis where he learned basic Italian and French cooking techniques and skills. In 2002 Paroulek joined Hyatt, working at Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay, Resort, Spa and Marina as a line cook. Within two years he was promoted to a supervisory position at the property’s seafood restaurant, Blue Point Provisional Company. Two years later he helped open the prestigious Blue Duck Tavern at Park Hyatt Washington D.C. where he worked his way up to Senior Sous Chef. Paroulek left Blue Duck Tavern to open Shor Restaurant at the Hyatt Regency Curacao Golf Resort Spa & Marina as Chef de Cuisine, as well as manage the property’s existing Mediterranean restaurant Medi. After leaving Curacao Chef Paroulek traveled to South Korea to take on the role of Chef de Cuisine of Restaurant 8 at the Hyatt Regency Incheon where he was eventually promoted to Executive Sous Chef during the opening of a second tower and re-branding of the property to the Grand Hyatt Incheon. Chef Paroulek eventually oversaw the hotel’s entire kitchen operations before taking on his new role at Hyatt at the Bellevue.

“I am excited to be a part of the team at Hyatt at The Bellevue, one of Philadelphia’s most historic and luxurious hotels,” said Chef Paroulek. “I look forward to honoring the hotel’s historic past by serving refined and modern American cuisine that speaks to the tradition and timeless essence of The Bellevue.”

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About Hyatt at The Bellevue

Hyatt at The Bellevue has been one of Philadelphia’s most iconic destinations since 1904. Situated on the famous Avenue of the Arts, Hyatt at The Bellevue seamlessly blends old-world architecture with modern interiors to provide a stay that epitomizes Philadelphia luxury. For over 100 years, the famed hotel has served as a distinctive setting for prestige and high society with a long roster of notable guests such as various heads of state including every U.S. President since Theodore Roosevelt. The property recently unveiled a multi-million-dollar renovation including revitalized guest rooms and a selection of public spaces. The new design, led by Marguerite Rodgers Interior Design, is a modern interpretation of classic Philadelphia that explores the rich political, artistic, theatrical and musical history of the city. The hotel offers 172 guest rooms, which are some of the largest in the city, including 16 suites and 13 rooms with balconies. The room design is a contemporary take on Philadelphia’s historic interiors with a fresh interpretation of the city’s 18th century of furniture makers, as well as art from local Philadelphia painters and photographers.


Hyatt at The Bellevue also boasts over 30,000 square feet of flexible function space including the romantic Rose Garden Ballroom, and the Grand Ballroom which features original lighting designed by Thomas Edison, and the most celebrated marble and hand-worked iron elliptical staircase in the city. The property’s modern seasonal restaurant, XIX (NINETEEN), located on the 19th floor, offers up a menu of farm-to-table cuisine and creative cocktails as well as extraordinary sweeping views of the city skyline. The property is steps away from some of the city’s best culture and attractions, including The Academy of Music, the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, several theaters, extraordinary culinary experiences and world-class shopping. Also nearby are all of the most quintessential Philadelphia sites, including the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, The Franklin Institute, The Museum of Art, and Lincoln Financial Field. For additional information or to make a reservation, please visit


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