The Hotel Hershey Appoints New Executive Chef

The Hotel Hershey announced today the appointment of Nicholas Arnold as executive chef, effective Sept. 16, 2019. In this role, Arnold will oversee the culinary operation of the entire Forbes Four-Star and AAA Four-Diamond property, including its three full-service restaurants, coffee shop, room service, banquet and event space, spa restaurant and seasonal poolside café.

Arnold, a certified executive chef (CEC), joins The Hotel Hershey culinary team from Columbia Country Club in Chevy Chase, Md., where he worked as executive chef for two years. He earned his CEC designation from American Culinary Federation in 2010.

“We are very pleased to welcome Chef Nicholas Arnold to The Hotel Hershey,” said John Daly, food and beverage director of The Hotel Hershey. “His leadership with top-tier resorts and country clubs will strengthen our team and culinary program. We are excited to see how our guests enjoy his influence on our culinary offerings.”

Arnold is a Wisconsin native and holds an honors culinary arts degree from Moraine Park Technical College (Fond du Lac, Wis.). He boasts more than 20 years of culinary experience at resorts and country clubs throughout the U.S. and U.S. Virgin Islands, including Caneel Bay Resort (St. John), New Albany Country Club (New Albany, Ohio), Garden of the Gods Resort (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Boulder Country Club (Boulder, Colo.), The Broadmoor (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and The American Club (Kohler, Wis.).