Allison Bird has joined The Westin Phoenix Downtown, 333 N. Central Ave., as sous chef for the hotel and its signature restaurant, Province Urban Kitchen and Bar. The addition of Bird comes after a decade-long career with Starwood Hotels and Resorts and time at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Resort & Casino.
“Chef Bird is a great addition to our team,” said John Ford, general manager of The Westin Phoenix Downtown Hotel. “Her vast experience both in culinary and with Starwood Hotels and Resorts make her a great asset from which our guests will be benefit.”
As sous chef, Bird will work directly with Executive Chef Martin Scott to plan and direct all food preparation in The Westin Phoenix Downtown Hotel kitchen, extending to banquets hosted at the hotel and daily activities in the restaurant. The primary expediter in the kitchen, she will maintain quality control over all food before it reaches the guests, ensuring portions and plating are correct. She also will help with mentoring and management of the culinary staff.