Capitol ChopHouse Names New Executive Chef, Jeffrey Orr

Capitol ChopHouse Executive Chef Jeffrey Orr

Capitol ChopHouse, part of the Marcus® Restaurant Group, announced today that it has named Jeffrey Orr as executive chef. In his new role, Orr will oversee all culinary operations at the restaurant, which is located within the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace.

Orr joins the Capitol ChopHouse team with more than 20 years of culinary experience in various restaurants, catering and dining services across the country. Prior to joining the Capitol ChopHouse, he provided consulting for national private and contract food services on menu and recipe development, inventory and cost controls, logistics, facility design, training, marketing and more. His past experience has also included being the executive chef and owner of two fine-dining restaurants in Madison, and serving as the national culinary director, and previously the north central regional executive chef, of the country’s largest K-12 food service operator, Chartwells/Compass North America. From 2008 to 2014, Orr was also the executive chef at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Madison Area Technical College. He began his culinary career in New York, where he trained under Michelin-starred chefs.

“Madison is a world-class city, and at the Capitol ChopHouse, we are committed to providing our guests with a first-rate dining experience. From our focus on high-quality food featuring local ingredients to our expanding wine program, guests can expect more than the stereotypical hotel restaurant,” said Nathan Mergen, general manager of the Capitol ChopHouse. “Jeff will continue to use his talents and provide a delectable menu and exceptional dining experience for locals and visitors to enjoy. We are very excited to have him here.”

Orr earned a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a juris doctorate from the New York University School of Law. He received his culinary education from the French Culinary Institute, now the International Culinary Center, in New York City.

For more information about the Capitol ChopHouse visit www.capitolchophouse.com.

About Marcus Restaurant Group
Milwaukee-based Marcus Restaurant Group, an operating unit of Marcus Hotels & Resorts, develops and operates distinctive nationwide establishments ranging from casual and fine dining to trendy lounges and creative concepts. From cuisine and cocktails to ambiance and vibe, each Marcus Restaurant Group experience is carefully designed to fuse with the local scene, offering the finest quality farm-to-table products, wine and craft beverages and inspired dishes that cater to every taste. Award-winning concepts include Miller Time Pub & Grill, ChopHouse, Mason Street Grill and The SafeHouse. Frequent diners are encouraged to partake in the Marcus Rewards loyalty program at participating restaurants, bars and lounges at: http://www.marcusrewards.com. For more information on Marcus Restaurant Group please visit http://www.marcusrestaurants.com or visit Facebook and twitter for the latest news and updates.

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