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Chef Lewis Butler

Chef Lewis Butler

2022-04 Chef Lewis Butler

Chef Butler has been involved with the region’s robust dining scene for years. Prior to joining The Waterfront Beach Resort in September of 2021, he oversaw the culinary program at long-time premier private club, Center Club Orange County in Costa Mesa, where he curated cooking classes, wine dinners, weddings, and charity galas. Before his time at Center Club, he served as executive chef for JC Resorts at the Surf & Sand Resort in Laguna Beach and the Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego. During his tenure with the properties, Chef Butler had the honor of being invited to cook at the prestigious James Beard House in New York City.

Born in Ottawa, Canada, Chef Butler spent his teenage years in England at his parents’ Bed and Breakfast, assisting in the kitchen. He went on to earn diplomas in cooking and management for the catering industry from Somerset College of Arts and Technology in England. After graduating, he began an 18-year journey with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, working at eight of their properties internationally, eventually settling at his favorite, the Four Seasons Beverly Hills. As Executive Sous Chef at the property, he commanded a brigade that catered to Hollywood’s elite, and helped the hotel earn their AAA Five-Diamond status.