Le Pavillon Hotel Appoints Korbel Executive Chef
NEW ORLEANS – Le Pavillon Hotel has hired Adam Korbel as its executive chef.
A dynamic leader with local roots, Korbel will direct all culinary initiatives for the historical 226-room hotel, including The Crystal Room, Le Pavillon Hotel’s signature restaurant, hotel reps said. With more than 20 years of hospitality experience, Chef Korbel channels his talents into developing and executing menus that pair French delicacies with authentic creole flavors.
“We are thrilled to have Chef Korbel lead our culinary team at Le Pavillon Hotel,” Samuel Atwood, Le Pavillon Hotel’s general manager, said. “His infectious charisma and New Orleans upbringing makes him a true asset to our food and beverage team. With Chef at the helm, we have some amazing new events to roll out.”
Korbel studied advanced culinary arts at the Delgado School of Culinary Arts in New Orleans, where he earned Dean’s List distinction, a recognition of his fervent dedication to culinary excellence. Prior to joining Le Pavillon Hotel, Korbel oversaw food and beverage at the Pontchartrain Convention & Civic Center as executive chef, developing exquisite regional and ethnic dishes for gatherings of up to 3,000, hotel reps said. Korbel also spent time at The Lakehouse, a full-service catering company, restaurant and event venue, where he managed the catering division working alongside clients, planning elaborate, artisanal spreads and coordinating detailed on-site preparations.
“This city is my home and it gives me great pride to create and serve at such an iconic hotel that represents the layered history of New Orleans,” says Korbel.
Rich in tradition, Le Pavillon Hotel serves an infamous peanut butter and jelly sandwich late night snack in the lobby. An evening ritual stemming from a weary businessman’s cravings, the nightly treats are served with hot chocolate and cold milk. Illuminated by a majestic Czechoslovakian chandelier, Le Pavillon Hotel’s signature restaurant, The Crystal Room, embraces New Orleans’ culinary heritage with French cuisine, heavily infused with creole influences. Serving daily nosh and libations from a vintage Brunswick mahogany bar, The Gallery Lounge is surrounded by a railing from the Grand Hotel in Paris.
On the corner of Baronne and Poydras Streets in the Central Business District of New Orleans, just blocks away from the French Quarter, Le Pavillon Hotel boasts 226 newly renovated guestrooms and decadent décor blending old world glamour with modern comforts, museum-worthy art and antiques with refined amenities. Le Pavillon Hotel presents a grand lobby, Crystal Room restaurant, Gallery Lounge, rooftop pool and 8,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the lavish rooms and exceptional service of Le Pavillon Hotel is recognized as an AAA Four Diamond rated hotel, hotel reps said.