Ex- 'Top Chef' to be Executive Chef at Kimpton's Tre Rivali

Heather Terhune starred in the hit television series in 2011 and will now take her talents to the Kimpton Journeyman Milwaukee, set to open in June 2016. 

According to Bravo Top Chef, "After more than a decade perfecting American comfort food at Chicago’s beloved Atwood Café (a Kimpton restaurant), Heather’s focus at Sable shifts to contemporary New American social plates. She serves food that is both innovative and appealing in its simplicity. “My focus is on the quality of the ingredients, not the quantity,” she explains. A fan of the “eat local” movement, Heather has found a way to incorporate Midwestern ingredients. She began honing her craft as a professional chef in The Willard Room at Washington, D.C.’s venerable Willard Hotel, often described as the “crown jewel of Pennsylvania Avenue.” Other posts in D.C. included The Watergate Hotel’s famed Jean Louis restaurant, where she worked under Michelin three-star recipient Jean Louis Palladin until his retirement. Heather grew up in St. Albans, Vermont, and first discovered her passion for cooking while canning vegetables and making preserves under the watchful eyes of her mother and grandmother."

Terhune most recently was the executive chef of BDK Restaurant & Bar in San Francisco, CA, a Kimpton property.

Tre Rivali's general manager will be Anthony Trester. He is a Milwaukee native.