Award-winning chef Michael Adams will soon be back in Bethlehem, according to a press release issued this morning. Adams, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, will take over as the executive chef of Hotel Bethlehem, a post he previously held in 1998 prior to the hotel’s temporary closure.
The restaurant’s current executive chef, David Troxell, will promote do chef de cuisine. Adams is well-known for his stint at now closed Farmhouse restaurant in Emmaus, where he was nominated for a prestigious James Beard Award. He most recently operated out of the Sun Inn, right down the street from Hotel Bethlehem, but left last May to pursue catering.
In a statement, the restaurant’s General Manager, Dennis Costello, said “When it became apparent that there was the potential to bring Michael Adams back to the Lehigh Valley, we jumped on the opportunity to bring him to Main Street. I think Michael may have felt that there was still unfinished business here since the hotel closed during his tenure as Executive Chef. We believe this is an opportunity to take the hotel to the next level in its food and beverage operation to complement its premier-rated reputation for hospitality in the Lehigh Valley.”