Amangiri Names Jacob Anaya New Executive Chef


Jacob Anya has joined Amangiri as the luxury Utah resort's new executive chef, a move the resort says was prompted by the chef's farm-to-table background-- a good fit for Amangiri's focus on local cuisine. 

Chef Anaya brings with him more than 15 years of experience, most recently serving as executive chef of SWINE Southern Table & Bar Restaurant in Miami. Prior to that, Chef Anaya honed his culinary skills at noteworthy establishments including OTC Restaurant in Miami and Azul Restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental Miami. During his tenure at Azul, the restaurant was one of only two establishments in Miami awarded the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star rating for 2013.

Chef Anaya got his start at San Francisco landmark Campton Place, where he worked with Michelin-starred Chef Laurent Manrique. He has also held chef positions at Four Seasons Resort, Hualalai; the Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco; Fifth Floor Restaurant San Francisco, and the Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco.