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November 12, 2022
Executive chef pierson b. Shields
Executive Chef Pierson B. Shields

Executive Chef Pierson B. Shields to Lead the Culinary Team; Mr. Parker Teske appointed Assistant Director of Food and Beverage

Park City, UT  (RestaurantNews.comThe St. Regis Deer Valley, located slopeside with ski-in ski-out access to Deer Valley’s pristine slopes and one of the world’s most luxurious Resorts, today announced the appointment of a new Executive Chef and new Assistant Director of Food and Beverage.

Executive Chef Pierson B. Shields will oversee all Culinary Operations at the Resort, including the Hotel’s signature restaurant, RIME, The Vintage Room, the St. Regis Bar, Mountain Terrace, the Library, banquets and events. Shields, who will oversee a staff of more than 50 cooks and stewards, will work in concert with the Resort’s Consulting Chef Matthew Harris on La Stellina, the new high-concept Italian restaurant to open January, 2023 in the Resort’s Snow Park Building.

Shields was most recently Executive Chef for Grand Hyatt Vail Resort and Spa where he oversaw all resort culinary operations including restaurants, banquets and founded a “Chef Series,” inviting national and local chefs to participate in a Vail dinner series. Prior to that, Shields served as Executive Sous Chef for Hyatt Regency Denver Convention Center where he oversaw an extensive Food and Beverage renovation including a sky lounge and managed the robust banquet operations.

Shields’ experience also includes serving as Banquet Chef / Chef Tournant at Hyatt Regency, Lake Tahoe, Nevada where he was integral to all venues throughout the hotel, culinary operations including menu development for catering and the monitoring of budgets and payroll. Shields, who graduated with a B.A. in Culinary Arts from Kendall College, Chicago, makes his home with his wife and three dogs in Heber City, Utah. An avid outdoorsman, Shields can often be found making tracks in fresh powder.

“It is a privilege to lead the renowned culinary team with its high standards for innovative yet approachable cuisine for which the Resort is known” said Chef Shields. “Menus will utilize the best quality and freshest seafood, meats and game from around the country as well as sourcing from local farmers and businesses. The awe-inspiring beauty of the Wasatch Range and views from the Resort inspire culinary creativity.”

The st. Regis deer valley announces new executive chef and new assistant director of food and beverage
Parker Teske, Assistant Director of Food and Beverage

The St. Regis Deer Valley also announced the appointment of Parker Teske as Assistant Director of Food and Beverage. Teske comes to the Resort from the Goldener Hirsch Inn in Park City, where he served as Director of Outlets, responsible for all food service sales, costs and budget administration. He also interfaced with front of house personnel and was responsible for implementing all company policies including maximizing productivity and customer service.

“To serve as Assistant Director of Food and Beverage at The St. Regis Deer Valley is an extraordinary opportunity to grow in the luxury hospitality field. I have had the good fortune to live in Park City for nine years, and the town offers everything about which I am passionate including skiing, mountain biking, great food and libations,” said Parker Teske.

General Manager of The St. Regis Deer Valley Tyler Mugford said, “We are pleased to welcome Chef Pierson Shields with his extensive experience which encompasses all aspects of fine cuisine, dining, operations and management. Chef Shields will provide the extraordinary service and innovative menus for which The St. Regis Deer Valley is known.” Mugford continued, “Parker Teske and his comprehensive knowledge of local hotels and hospitality adds a dynamic dimension to the Resort’s food and beverage operation. The collective backgrounds of Mr. Shields and Mr. Teske will ensure the highest level of service and performance.”

About The St. Regis Deer Valley

The St. Regis Deer Valley, located in Park City, Utah, spans 12 acres and features 173 guest rooms, including exquisite one-bedroom suites and luxurious rooms which can be paired with the suites to form spacious two-, three-, and four-bedroom combinations. Among the 173 rooms are 68 elegant Hotel Condominiums and 34 grand Private Residences. The most luxurious amenities of any mountain resort in the world are offered at The St. Regis Deer Valley; these include the only funicular at a North American resort, 24-hour Butler Service, multiple dining outlets including a fine dining restaurant, a family-friendly brasserie, al fresco dining, and the acclaimed St. Regis Bar, a 10,000-bottle Wine Vault, a 14,000 square-foot St. Regis Spa with heated pools, a Val d’Isere-style ski “beach,” and year-round recreational activities. The slope-side resort is located at Deer Valley Resort®, just one mile from Main Street in Park City and 39 miles from Salt Lake City International Airport. SRDV Partners has engaged an affiliate of Marriott International, Inc. to manage the hotel on their behalf under the St. Regis® brand. For additional information, please access

About Marriott International

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 7,000 properties under 30 leading brands spanning 132 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company now offers one travel program, Marriott Bonvoy™, replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®(SPG). For more information, please visit our website at, and for the latest company news, visit

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