Derin Moore has been named executive chef for The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The announcement follows the retirement of Siegfried Eisenberger, only the fourth executive chef in the history of The Broadmoor, who served twenty years as executive chef of the resort. Chef Moore comes to The Broadmoor after serving as the executive chef at The Ritz-Carlton Naples in Naples, Florida.
“Derin Moore is a world class culinary talent, one of only 65 Certified Master Chefs in the United States,” says C.W. Craig Reed, director of food & beverage. “I am confident we will build on the legacy of Chef Eisenberger and those chefs who preceded him.”
Chef Moore graduated from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York in 1986. Upon graduation, he began his career path in Michigan where he held several executive chef positions in award-winning restaurants. During this time, Chef Moore was also an adjunct professor at two of the leading culinary schools in the Midwest. Following his twelve years in Michigan, Chef Moore became the executive chef for two of the Top 20 Platinum Country Clubs in America rated by the Club Managers Association of America, Charlotte Country Club and later, Medinah Country Club in Chicago.
Taking his career to the next level in 2007, Chef Moore became the executive chef of The Ritz-Carlton’s flagship property in Naples, Florida, a Forbes (formerly Mobil) Five Star, AAA Five Diamond property. During his tenure at The Ritz-Carlton, he led the culinary program for the property’s 11 restaurants and 75 thousand square feet of meeting space. He played an integral role in the creation of four diverse restaurant concepts, each of which has proven to be successful additions to the hotel. Chef Moore was one of eight executive chefs selected nationally for The Ritz-Carlton Corporate Advisory Committee, offering solutions for brand’s domestic portfolio.
Chef Moore has attained the Certified Master Chef (CMC) designation, the highest and most prestigious level of achievement from the American Culinary Federation which is granted only after the candidate has passed an intensive ten day test of culinary skills and knowledge. In addition to his Master Chef certification, he was selected as one of 12 CMCs to serve as a judge on the CMC advisory board. Along with his extensive culinary experience and honors, Chef Moore has been selected to represent the United States in numerous international competitions including the “World Culinary Olympics” resulting in 13 international medals.
Ready to embark on his newest quest, Chef Moore is looking forward to bringing his wife of 21 years and three children to Colorado Springs and The Broadmoor. “I am thrilled and honored to be selected as only the fifth executive chef since 1918, following Chef Eisenberger, one of the most esteemed executive chefs in the industry, and to continue the culinary legacy in such an iconic resort as The Broadmoor,” says Moore.
C.W. Craig Reed’s same enthusiasm is expressed in saying, “Derin’s culinary experience, creativity, and passion are among the best I have witnessed in our industry, and his leadership will no doubt contribute to The Broadmoor’s continued success.”
Opened in 1918, The Broadmoor is situated at the gateway to the Colorado Rocky Mountains in Colorado Springs. The resort encompasses 3,000 acres with three championship golf courses, 744 lodging rooms and suites, including the new Cottage suites. Amenities include an award-winning spa and fitness center, nationally recognized tennis program, 25 retail boutiques and 18 restaurants, cafes and lounges.
The Broadmoor is a member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts and Historic Hotels of America.