The Greenbrier is proud to announce the
appointment of Jean-Francois Suteau as our new Executive Pastry
Chef. Chef Suteau comes to us from the Dorchester Collection
Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, California.
Suteau was born into a family with a long career in
pâtisserie dating back to 1752. His own career in
pastry began in 1989, in his hometown of Nantes in the Brittany
region of France. After a year-long apprenticeship, he moved
to Paris, where he further developed his skills. In 1992, he
came to the United States and was awarded citizenship the next
year, while working in restaurants in Aspen, Colorado. He was
named executive pastry chef of The River Club in Columbus, Georgia,
in 1995. He was then executive pastry chef at the Dining Room
at the Ritz-Carlton from 1997 to 2001. Under his tenure at
the pastry shop of JOEL from 2001 to 2003, Chef Suteau saw the
Atlanta dining spot awarded "Best Viennoiserie," "Best 1000
Feuilles," and "Best Chocolate Cake of Atlanta." Next came a
position as Head Pastry Chef at The Adolphus, a landmark restaurant
in Dallas, Texas.
Suteau was recently selected to be captain of the U.S. team at
the World Pastry Cup - Coupe du Monde - to be held in Lyon in
January 2011. Suteau earned the honor, competing against 11 other
top pastry chefs in qualifying rounds held in Grand Rapids,
Michigan in April 2010. He has been featured in Pastry Art Magazine
and several other luxury publications featuring his wide range of
skills. In 2010 Suteau finished first for national qualification
for the coupe du monde and in 2011 finish sixth at the coupe du
monde. In 2011 Jean-Francois Suteau was named one of the Top 10
Best Pastry Chefs.
Text the word "Greenbrier" or “Classic” to 888 777 and receive exclusive offers and event updates via text messaging.
Be the first to receive news and special offers from the Casino Club, with exclusive advantages and reward credits only Player's Club members can enjoy.
James Monroe visited White Sulphur Springs with his wife in August 1815 while he was Secretary of State. His physician ordered him to “take the waters” to regain his health.
Ulysses S. Grant visited White Sulphur Springs in 1874. It was a brief visit early in the season as he was traveling west by railroad.
Woodrow Wilson spent his Easter vacation in April 1914 at The Greenbrier. He played golf on the Old White Course. He also divided his December 1915 honeymoon with Edith Bolling Galt between The Greenbrier and The Homestead.
William Howard Taft vacationed at White Sulphur Springs during his 1908 campaign for the presidency. He was feted at a grand ball in the ballroom of the Old White Hotel.
Dwight D. Eisenhower hosted the North American Summit Conference at The Greenbrier March 26-28, 1956. He was also at the resort three times in World War II when The Greenbrier was used as an Army hospital. Once he was admitted as a patient and the other times he was here with Mrs. Eisenhower for rest and relaxation.