- Gabriel Ask, Montage Beverly Hills
Appearances at Pebble Beach Food & Wine 2013:
Gabriel Ask joined Montage Hotels & Resorts as Executive Chef for Montage Beverly Hills in February 2011.
In this role, Chef Ask leads the culinary operations of Montage Beverly Hills, continuing the property’s commitment to creative dining experiences that feature a modern infusion of California’s finest seasonal ingredients and artisanal products. Chef Ask is responsible for the special events, private dining, catering and conference services, banquets, and the stunning rooftop restaurant, The Conservatory Grill, which features unparalleled views of the Hollywood Hills, at Montage Beverly Hills.
Chef Ask began his culinary career working at the French Laundry and continued on to hone his skills under such other prestigious chefs as Alain Ducasse and Joël Robuchon. Most recently, Chef Ask served as Executive Sous Chef for The Resort at Pelican Hill. Prior to that, he was with the Bellagio Hotel and Casino.
While living in Nice, France, Chef Ask found that going to the market every day was a great source of inspiration. This instilled a strong desire to become a cook and eventually a chef. He attended Loyola Marymount University, graduating with a degree in International Business. At Montage Beverly Hills, he oversees the entire culinary program of 100 cooks and chefs, who continue to inspire him every day.
In his free time, Chef Ask enjoys spending time with his wife and young son, skiing, golfing, traveling, and cooking with friends.