A 1984 graduate of The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York Chef Whitney apprenticed at the “World Famous” Tavern on the Green in Central Park and then went on to work at a number of prestigious hotels in Asia, Hawaii, and California, such as The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel; Ambassador Hotel, Taipei; The Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills; and Le Bel Age Hotel, Hollywood.
The pinnacle of his career was opening his own restaurant, Whitney’s, in Santa Monica in 1990, which received the Silver Merit Award from the California Restaurant Writers Association. In 1997, he moved the Whitney’s concept to The Beach Club, one of the oldest clubs in Southern California. “Whitney’s at the Beach” grew restaurant operations at The Beach Club and celebrated twenty-one years from 1990 to 2011.
Whitney has now created a new concept in deli-quick serve healthy food named “ROAST.” ROAST is located in Brentwood, California and serves all of the West Side healthy, organic and natural foods for dine-in, take-out and catering.
Roast Palisades scheduled to open September 1, 2015.