Fairmont Century Plaza, Los Angeles’ luxury landmark hotel, today announced the appointment of Ron Pietruszka as executive chef. With decades of culinary experience spanning the globe, and numerous industry accolades, Pietruszka brings his expertise to the 400-room Los Angeles hotel.


“We’re pleased to welcome Ron Pietruszka as executive chef of Fairmont Century Plaza,” said Philip Barnes, Regional Vice President of Southern California & General Manager, Fairmont Century Plaza. “Ron’s luxury hotel culinary experience from around the world make him a hugely valued addition to the wonderful team already on board at this iconic property.”


With an extreme passion for the culinary arts, Pietruszka brings his extensive experience working with luxury resorts, business hotels, and Reserve destinations to Fairmont Century Plaza. Prior to joining Century Plaza, he held executive culinary roles at The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel; The Ritz-Carlton Dubai; The Ritz-Carlton Osaka; and The Regent Hotels & Resorts, among others. At The Ritz-Carlton Osaka, he oversaw the opening of La Bae, French restaurant and Xiang Tao, Chinese restaurant – both of which earned a highly acclaimed Michelin Star during his tenure.


“I am looking forward to returning to Los Angeles to join the Fairmont Century Plaza team,” said Pietruszka. “I am already extremely impressed with the hotel’s incredible potential and the great talent that is in place, and I look forward to bringing my diverse experiences to inspire, elevate, and further strengthen the culinary program.”


Pietruszka has received international acclaim and was awarded First Place in the American Culinary Gold Cup, as well as honors at the Bocuse D’or while representing the United States in Lyon, France. He has also appeared on numerous cooking shows including Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. He loves exploring new countries and has even cooked for royalty such as the Queen of Thailand and the Prime Ministers of Malaysia, Germany, and Japan.


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