PORTLAND, ME—The Westin Portland Harborview, a Rockbridge portfolio hotel, has promoted Brian Anderson to director of F&B. Previously, Anderson served as the executive chef and will continue in that capacity while assuming additional administrative and front-of-house responsibilities.
“Since joining our team late last year, Brian has done a tremendous job of aligning our restaurant’s offerings with the needs of hotel guests and the desires of a local, food-savvy clientele,” said Jeffrey Burrell, general manager of Westin Portland Harborview. “He recruited a new chef de cuisine, launched Sunday brunch at Top of the East and has developed a talented culinary team that is elevating our food and beverage offering every day. He deserves this opportunity to spread his passion and enthusiasm to the entire operation and I have every confidence that our catering clients and Top of the East guests will be very impressed when they see what he brings to the table.”
Anderson’s new menu in Congress Squared (C2) has been widely praised and his deftness with simple preparation of top quality ingredients has proven to be a winner, according to the company.
“Westin Portland Harborview’s legacy as the social center of Portland requires a substantial commitment to creative, top quality cuisine in both our restaurants and our meeting and banquet offerings,” Anderson said. “Our guests want the consistency of a four-star Westin experience infused with local flavor and nuance. I have a New Englander’s passion for the abundance at our shores and on our local farms and look forward to showcasing our culinary heritage at every opportunity.”
Prior to joining the Westin Portland Harborview, Anderson was the executive chef at the W Hotel in Boston and served as the chef de cuisine of the Westin Boston Waterfront.
Located in the heart of Portland’s arts district at 157 High St., the 289-room and suite Westin Portland Harborview is the result of an 18-month, $50-million renovation.