We told you early last week, somewhere in this loaded sandwich of a food blog, about chef Sigi Eisenberger's departure from The Broadmoor.
Well, as any junior detective could have sussed out, someone with a shiny knife kit and a string of stars behind his name was eventually going to fill those shoes.
And news this morning from The Broadmoor is that person is chef Derin Moore, apparently one of 65 certified master chefs in the U.S., whose bio and other accolades I've copied below, from the press release:
Chef Moore graduated from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York in 1986. Upon graduation, he began his career path in Michigan where he held several executive chef positions in award-winning restaurants. During this time, Chef Moore was also an adjunct professor at two of the leading culinary schools in the Midwest. Following his twelve years in Michigan, Chef Moore became the executive chef for two of the Top 20 Platinum Country Clubs in America rated by the Club Managers Association of America, Charlotte Country Club and later, Medinah Country Club in Chicago.
Taking his career to the next level in 2007, Chef Moore became the executive chef of The Ritz-Carlton’s flagship property in Naples, Florida, a Forbes (formerly Mobil) Five Star, AAA Five Diamond property. During his tenure at The Ritz-Carlton, he led the culinary program for the property’s 11 restaurants and 75 thousand square feet of meeting space. He played an integral role in the creation of four diverse restaurant concepts, each of which has proven to be successful additions to the hotel. Chef Moore was one of eight executive chefs selected nationally for The Ritz-Carlton Corporate Advisory Committee, offering solutions for brand’s domestic portfolio.
Chef Moore has attained the Certified Master Chef (CMC) designation, the highest and most prestigious level of achievement from the American Culinary Federation which is granted only after the candidate has passed an intensive ten day test of culinary skills and knowledge. In addition to his Master Chef certification, he was selected as one of 12 CMCs to serve as a judge on the CMC advisory board. Along with his extensive culinary experience and honors, Chef Moore has been selected to represent the United States in numerous international competitions including the “World Culinary Olympics” resulting in 13 international medals.