Executive Chef Don Hamilton
For over 10 years, Don Hamilton has been directing the F&B operations of Peppermill Reno, including its 12 restaurants, 16 kitchens, 15 bars, lounges and banquet operations.
A high Honors graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in New York, Don brings an impressive 40 year background to Food and Beverage. He has traveled extensively throughout the United States, having crafted his skills with many prestigious companies such as Walt Disney, Hilton, Sheraton and Harrah’s. Don refined his culinary skills in many major food cities including Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago and New Orleans. He has also won numerous culinary awards and accolades for his cuisine.
“Chef” as he likes to be called, has had the honor of cooking for 5 United States Presidents as well as world leaders. During his tenure in Beverly Hills, Don catered many famous celebrity events such as the Oscars, Emmys and Golden Globes. Together with Food and Beverage Director Jim Moritz and Asst Executive Chef Mark Lund, he continues to focus on making sure Peppermill guests receive the best food and service in Northern Nevada.
Chef de Cuisine, Roger Morris
Chef de Cuisine Roger Morris' impressive culinary career spans nearly 25 years. Roger has perfected his art through many great restaurants of the Pacific Northwest and California. Having worked with the legendary chef, Horst Mager, Roger knows what fine cuisine and the attention to taste, quality, and the small details are all about. In Reno, Roger helped the Cafe GiGi at the MGM attain its recognition, then the Bundox Restaurant and finally, Le Moulin, here at the Peppermill. During the last six years Roger has helped the White Orchid become a nationally recognized restaurant, winning all major awards bestowed by the food and wine community. His pairings of food and wine have made the major vintners of Napa and Sonoma quote "the best pairing of wine and food in the West!" Now that Chef Morris has taken his talents to Romanza, he continues to raise the level of food and service standards as high as possible, creating an unforgettable experience for our guests.
Chef de Cuisine, Benny Tsang
CHI is a Chinese food and wine experience under the masterful eye of Chef de Cuisine Benny Tsang. Benny started at an early age in his native Hong Kong, working in a family restaurant. Benny has worked and opened many Asian outlets since coming to the United States in 1969. Working out of the East coast, he created his own chain of restaurants, including one in Philadelphia, which won him praise as “best Chinese restaurant in Philly!”
Benny moved to the west coast and has spent his time in Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe with Caesar’s Palace. He also has been instrumental in the creation of Asian delicacies for Harrah’s Corp. along with famed Asian Chef Martin Yan.
Chef Tsang makes sure that all ingredients of CHI are to his specification, tasting each dish, making sure that they are the authentic Cantonese of his family’s heritage.