Lotte New York Palace
455 Madison Avenue
917 529 4565
My name is Jacques Sorci and I am a top Executive Chef and Food and Beverage Director in New York City.
I have worked alongside exceptionally talented culinarians throughout my 30 year career, and have amassed extensive experience in 5-star and Michelin star-rated luxury hotels and restaurants across the US and Europe. Born in France, I completed my culinary education and training in France and Switzerland before moving to the US over 20 years ago.
My international culinary experiences have allowed me to work in a multitude of atmospheres pleasing an array of palettes, thereby expanding my reaction to food trends and my awareness of customer appeal. I have successfully completed Dale Carnegie training, designed First Class menus for the Lufthansa Star Chef Programme, and been inducted into “The Maîtres Cuisiniers de France” association in 2003 and into the “Académie Culinaire de France” in 2004.
As a distinguished Executive Chef, I have been an integral part of development teams responsible for major hotel renovations and restaurant re-conceptualization projects for luxury properties spanning the US. Most notably, and of particular importance to me, was participating in the opening team of the Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park immediately after 9/11.
Proven to do well in challenging situations, my positive leadership has significant impact on those I mentor. I have developed strong leadership skills I now use when assembling my own teams designed to bring out the best of each talented culinarian. Having led entire culinary operations through multi-million dollar renovations, designing kitchens, re-concepting restaurants, and implementing Michel Richard food concepts, I am fully equipped to helm executive challenges while maintaining the highest level of luxury.