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November 5, 2012updated Feb 08, 2013

Royal Palms Welcomes Todd Sicolo as Executive Chef

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Phoenix, Arizona – Reported by Donovan Longo for Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine

Scottsdale’s luxurious Royal Palms Resort and Spa has announced Todd Sicolo as the new Executive Chef. With nearly 25 years of culinary experience, Chef Sicolo is a veteran of luxury hotels and the culinary journey, graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in Hype Park, New York.

“We are very excited to welcome Chef Sicolo to the Royal Palms team” said Steve Benson, General Manager of Royal Palms Resort and Spa. “It did not take long to realize that his culinary style, technique and passion are the perfect fit for the direction we are headed for T. Cook’s and the entire property.”

As Executive Chef, Chef Sicolo will oversee all culinary operations at the Royal Palms. These responsibilities include the resort’s famous T. Cook’s restaurant and of course T. Cook’s Lounge. T. Cook’s has a signature Mediterranean inspired cuisine, which Chef Sicolo wants to embellish and create sexier presentations and playful dishes. Chef Sicolo wishes to keep the cozy comfort that T. Cook’s embodies while attracting the modern diner.

Most recently, Chef Sicolo served as Executive Chef of the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa over the past five years. Prior to this, he honed his culinary skills as Executive Sous Chef at Boca Raton Resort & Spa in Boca Raton, Florida. Chef Sicolo has also served as Executive Chef at other notable luxury properties including Little Dix Bar, A Rosewood Resort in the British Virgin Islands and La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, California.

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