Chef David Barrett, Hyatt Regency Hill Country Executive Chef
The resort’s Executive Chef, Chef Barrett oversees all culinary functions for the property, including Antlers, as well as six other food and beverage locations located at the resort, and all on-site catering functions. He joins the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort team most recently from Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, where he served as Executive Chef and was responsible for Eagles Nest, one of Indianapolis’ most romantic restaurants. Barrett’s 30-year career with Hyatt has included several Chicago-area properties, as well as the Hyatt Regency Louisville, before his tenure in Indianapolis. The Chicago native is a graduate of Washburn Culinary Institute, one of the country’s oldest culinary programs. Barrett, is a chef known for his hands-on style and mentoring of young culinary talent.
Chef Michelle Velez, Antlers Pastry Chef
A graduate of Le Cordon Blue Academy of Culinary Arts, Velez brings a wealth of experience to her role as Pastry Chef for Antlers. The Florida native cooks with her heart and enjoys taking ordinary to a new level, delivering favorite flavors with a twist to honor tradition while elevating it to give guests exquisite treats. Velez wants people to have as good of a time eating her work as she has creating it and is looking forward to leaving Antlers’ guests with happy, flavor-filled smiles again and again. Velez’s creations can be enjoyed throughout the resort’s restaurants, including Antlers, and in the resort’s on-site catering.