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Squaw Valley USA names new Food and Beverage director: Jim Huntington

Squaw Valley USA announced Jim Huntington has been selected as the new Food and Beverage Director for the resort.

This new position will focus on introducing new menus and providing high standards of food and beverage quality, service and merchandising. Huntington brings more than 30 years of food and beverage experience including the last 12 years with Boston Mills and Brandywine Ski Resorts/Catering where he was the Director of Food and Beverage and executive chef. Huntington’s knowledge in all areas of the business flourished as he became accomplished in both front and back of the house operations at high-end locations. The chef had the opportunity to work with notables such as German Master Chef Gerhardt Hojan and Magna Corporate Executive Chef Tom Dillon.

“We are proud to welcome Jim Huntington to our team. He will no doubt elevate the food and beverage experience on the mountain,” said Ernst Hager, General Manager of Squaw Valley USA. “His wealth of experience in the food and beverage and hospitality industries made him a wonderful fit for this position.”

Huntington’s hire follows the announcement of the $1.2 million remodel of Gold Coast Mid-Mountain restaurant named “The Arc.” The construction of The Arc is part of more than $6 million in resort improvements. Ernst Hager led project design and construction of The Arc along with Three Dimensional Services of Vancouver, BC.

Under Huntington’s direction, The Arc will debut stir-fry, fresh salads and soups. The projected opening date is Dec. 20, 2008.

For information visit http://www.squaw.com.